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(Talilc nf Contents 


Kindergarten Class 

Editorial Staff 

Better Speech Week 


The Penny Social 

Picture of School Buildings 

The Circus 


Overall Party 

Pictures of Class Babies 

Quips and Cranks 

Our Class 1920 


Class Picture 

Class Elections 

Class Officers 

Favorite Songs of Normalites 

Members of Class 

Favorite Songs of Faculty 

Glee Club 

Picture of Members 

Our Library 
What Would Happen If 
Needs of Normal 
Needs of Taconic Hall 


Program of Concert 





Class Presentations 

The Junior Reception 


Hallowe'en Party 


Man Dances 

Class Colors 

Dormitory Life 

Address op Welcome 

The Mock Wedding 

Address to the Juniors 
Junior Response 

Diary of a Dorm Girl 

Class HxStory 

Outside Life 

The Class Prophecy 
Prophecy on Prophet 

The Mock Wedding 

Class Will 

Diary of a Town Girl 

Class Son-j 
Ivy Oration 

Household Arts Class 

Ivy Poem 



"There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence 
of a high, pure, simple life." 

|UCH has been the life of one of the members of our Faculty 
for whom it is difficult for us to express vividly enough 
our real appreciation. To him we feel much indebted 
for our financial prosperity as well as a great deal of the 
success we hope to win in our chosen profession. 

During our two years under his instruction, he has 

given us many practical ideas, inspired us with noble 

thoughts and set before us ideals of infinite value, and 

we can never forget his words of encouragement, his 

advice and his helpful suggestions. 

The hours spent in his classes have always been ones of utmost 

enjoyment and interest, and we leave, hoping that we may imitate his 

splendid ability as a teacher. 

Indeed, it is with great regret that we bid farewell to this kind, 
helpful, impartial man, but we shall always cherish the memory 
of the many hours spent in his presence. 

In appreciation of the generous co-operation, encouragement 
and help given by Mr. Eldridge, the members of the class of 1920 
fondly dedicate to him this, our book. 




Arminia C. Deguire 


Sara C. McCann 
Janet D. Madison 
Dawn G. Williams 

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Elizabeth M. Hammond 


Agnes E. Joyce Winifred B. Wood 

Laura M. Smith 

Art iEbxtav 

Harriet J. Chace 


Harriet E. Haskins 

Dorothy Gray 

Abtwrttatttg lEfcttor 

Catherine F. Macksey 


Mary C. Hillard Evelina DeMarco 

Josephine E. Tallarico Grace M. Creelan 

Uttatttraa Utattagpr 

Drusilla J. Miner 


M. Elizabeth Boyle 



T?TWO years ago some kind fate led the class of 1920 to the North 
^^ Adams Normal School, which is now known to us only as our 
dear Alma Mater. Indeed these two years of our lives have been the 
most pleasant and most significant. 

In the midst of the rush and bustle of these last days, let us 
pause a moment to pay tribute to our school. It is beyond the power 
of words to express our great love and admiration for this guiding 
hand. Therefore we offer the success, which we hope will come to 
us in future years, as our real tribute to old Normal. 

So attached have we become to our school and its most efficient 
and kind faculty that it is with a feeling of deep regret that we bid 
it farewell, and our parting wish is, — 

Long may she glorious, triumphant be, 

Bright through the future years, 

Our Alma Mater, here's to thee ! 

















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Mr. Shrank 3. Hurtork 

A man of such a genial mood 

The heart of all things he embraced, 
And yet of such fastidious taste, 

He never found the best too good. 

3IIRIEND, counsellor, guide! Such was our principal! We owe him much, for to him, we are indebted 
■** for those high ideals which he has set before us; to him we are indebted for that inspiration to 
use for others whatever talents we possess — to do our best for mankind. 

Could any principal have shown a greater interest in our welfare both in work and in play? 
Mr. Murdock was one who was always ready with a bit of advice or a smile of encouragement, at the 
same time endeavoring to show us the best path to follow in order to get the most out of the profession 
which we have chosen. Even though we did not have Mr. Murdock in a complete psychology course, 
the class of 1920 feels as much acquainted with him as have other classes. In every sense he was our 
friend and adviser. 

These words, however, avail little in expressing our appreciation of Mr. Murdock's efforts. 
Our principal will discover our real appreciation when he hears that each one of us is working 
according to those Christian principles which he set up as a standard. 



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< |jt|tR. Smith is a native of Norwich, New York, where 
~W he received his early education. In 1904, he was 
graduated from Syracuse University, after which he 
taught, first as vice-principal, and later as principal, at 
Freeport, N. Y. He has also done graduate work in 
Teachers College, Columbia University, specializing 
in Philosophy, History and Education. 

At N. A. N. S. we have had the good fortune to be 
under his instruction in History, Economics, Zoology, 
Botany and Psychology. 

It is not necessary that we mention how interesting 
and how enjoyable were his classes. 

Among other characteristics, Mr. Smith possesses 
the power of a prophet, and he prophesies that we will, 
within a few years, be taking trips to Mars in our in- 
dividual flying machines. 

There will always be a warm spot in our hearts for Mr. 
Smith, for we shall always think of him as one of the 
best helpers and truest friends we had at Normal. 

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She dwells by hoary Greylock's side 
In a valley green and cool, 
And all her hope and all her pride 
Are in the Normal School. 

TCOW appropriate these lines are for Miss Baright! 
!Sj For truly her hope and her pride are in the Normal 
School. Many are the hours of willing labor which she 
has put on our class play, many are the periods that she 
has devoted to us in the effort to teach us how to stand 
up in public and speak without showing the outward 
signs of an inward quaking. 

Whenever she has read to us, we have been thrilled 
to the very finger-tips, and we have sat open-eyed and 
reverent until the last word died away. 

The words and phrases over which we struggled 
seemed to take on new meaning as they flowed easily 
from her tongue. Whenever we hear her, we realize more 
and more that — 

"True expression, like the unchanging sun, 
Clears and improves all that it shines upon." 

She was unanimously elected as our class adviser, 
and has ever been helpful in her little talks with us, 
telling us how to do the right thing at the right time. 

We girls of 1920 owe a great deal to Miss Baright, 
and we extend to her our appreciation and gratitude 
for all that she has done in our behalf. 



Miss itaa E. §>r ark 

/jtttlSS Rosa E. Searle, our teacher of mathematics 
•W and music, is a graduate from the Westfield 
Normal School. She also took summer courses in music 
in Boston and Evanston, Illinois. 

To this dear teacher we owe our ability to master any 
example in arithmetic or geometry. Was she not always 
ready to spend endless hours of valuable time, help- 
ing us see our mistakes? Always she met us with a 
cheery smile and a word of encouragement which helped 
us along our rocky path, feeling happy and reassured. 

Not only has she helped us in mathematics but she 
has worked with untiring energy to make us good singers 
and to make our Glee Club concert a great success. 
Whenever we look back upon our school life at Normal, 
we shall all realize what it meant to have such a friend 
and teacher. 

Miss £ima fc Hamll 

rjtttlSS VARRELL for the past few years has been 
•Wl our instructor in the branches of sewing, cooking, 
and sanitation, the results of which the girls will realize 
more in the future. 

We have all been very fortunate to have had a teacher 
possessed of such a great amount of patience, enthus- 
iasm, and helpful school spirit and her unusual popularity 
proves how much we appreciate and love her. We shall 
miss her when we leave the North Adams Normal 
School, but we shall often think of her in after life as a 
capable teacher and true friend. 



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/jtJtlSS Skeele has proven herself to be a true friend of 
2JVX the girls of N. A. N. S. Kind, thoughtful and in- 
spiring, she has helped them with many difficult problems. 

Miss Skeele was a graduate of the State Normal 
School, Bridgewater, Mass., and of the Posse Gym- 
nasium, Boston. 

From 1893 to 1895 she taught in a private gymnasium; 
from 1895-1897 at the State Normal School, Mansfield, 
Penn.; and since 1896 has been instructor in hygiene and 
physical training at the State Normal School, North 
Adams, Mass. 


Mxbb ifflarrj A. Pearson 

' HENEVER in the future we shall look in this book 
and see the name, Mary Angelina Pearson, just 
what memories will come to us? wShall we not see Miss 
Pearson before her class trying to teach its members the 
value of onward, consistent movement, harmony, 
rhythm and balance? Will the dormitory girls, in par- 
ticular, fail to remember the many times her "habit of 
thinking" and her ready wit have made us laugh until 
we wondered why we were crying? Shall we not remem- 
ber also, the many, many times when her willing heart 
and ready hands have been exercised for the benefit of 
the class of 1920? We, the members of that class, sin- 
cerely hope that Miss Pearson's memory of us may be as 
fond and pleasing as ours of her. 

Miss Pearson is a graduate of the Boston School of Art 
and has studied both in this country and abroad for many 



Mr. uHjomaa 3. (Eutmnings 

/fftNE of the first questions that is asked of anyone 
V!l/ attending N. A. N. S. by "someone who knows" 
is, "Have you had Mr. Cummings yet? How do you 
like him?" and the answer given by the former is in- 
variably, "Oh, yes! Isn't he wonderful!" 

That is everyone's opinion. He possesses those funda- 
mental qualities which we learn make a successful teacher, 
humor and patience. 

The room over which he has sole dominion does not 
hold as important and conspicuous a place in the build- 
ing as some of the others do, but it will always be one 
long remembered by "us mortals here below" as a haven 
of sunshine and good cheer where we girls laboriously 
attempted works of art with various tools, the parts, uses 
and names of which we learned from "Essentials of Wood 
Working" by Griffith. There is no doubting his ability 
as a teacher — the results gained here are quite convincing. 

The class of 1920 wish him the good fortune to 
"Live as long as he wishes, 
And have all he wishes as long as he lives." 

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Truly fashion all your work; 

Leave no yawning gap between; 
Think not, because no man sees, 

Such things will remain unseen. 

In the class of handicraft, 

All must form with greatest care, 
Each minute and unseen part; 

For Miss Lamphier sees everywhere. 

—Apologies to Henry W. Longfellow. 

3T was in our Junior year that Miss Lamphier intro- 
duced us to the mysteries of caning, knitting, book- 
binding and basketry. Some of us were apt pupils, 
others were not so proficient, but the class of 1920 fully 
appreciates all the kind and helpful suggestions she 
offered. We all wish we had the knowledge of handi- 
craft, which she has acquired. 

Miss Lamphier is a graduate of Salem Normal School, 
and also studied at Lloyd Normal. She taught in the 
primary grades in Lynn, Newton and at Mark Hopkins 
in North Adams, before coming to our Normal. 

May she have a long and prosperous future ! 



Mrs. !Eli2a (6. (Braiwa 

"3j||iILL you tell us a southern story?" How often we 

■*** hear that question asked of Mrs. Graves and how 
willingly she always does it. The girls who have been 
fortunate enough to take the Kindergarten Course or sit 
at her table surely know how true this is. She is always 
cheeiful, and greets you with a smile whenever she meets 
you. Surely we owe a great deal to Mrs. Graves for her 
many valuable suggestions concerning our teaching of little 

Mrs. Graves is a graduate of the Free Kindergarten 
Association of Louisville, Kentucky, and abo held the office 
of Principal in that same city. 

She was also training teacher and supervisor of two 
kindergartens in the State Normal School at Willimantic, 

Since 1904 she has been principal of the Kindergarten 
in our training school and training teacher in the Kinder- 
garten-Primary at Normal. The class of 1920 extend 
to her their best wishes. 

Mrs. lontta H. (tarif 

T£VERYONE connected, however remotely, with N. A. 
s£ N. S. loves Mrs. Couch, "Our Lady of the Train- 
ing School." 

Through sunshine and shadow, Mrs. Couch has always 
been the dearest friend in the world to the Normal girls. 
Her gracious manner, kindly assistance, and unbounded 
patience have been and ever must be, an inspiration for 
us in the years to come. 

That she may long continue in her present position, a 
friend, helper, and gracious instructor, is the wish of the 
class of 1920. 



Mra. otyp rza Ian Etten 

"She looketh well to the ways of her house- 
hold, and eateth not the bread of idleness." 
"Her 'children' arise up and call her blessed." 

TrtOR five years Mrs. Van Etten has been our matron. 
2V For this work she has had excellent preparation, 
having been graduated from the Oneonta High and Nor- 
mal Schools, Oneonta Business School and Boston 
School of Domestic Science. 

Never too busy to help her girls in anything they 
undertake, "Mother" is universally loved by them. 
With wise and generous counsel for the erring ones, 
with tender and watchful care for the sick, she admin- 
isters to our every want. 

When we leave N. A. N. S. and recall our life there, 
our association with "Mother" will be one of our hap- 
piest memories. 

The Class of 1920 wishes to express its appreciation 
for all she has done and to wish for her every good 
thing in life. 


Mxbb Butra HH. Iraten 

Of all the names to memory dear, 

There is not any other 
That has so dear, and sweet a sound 

As the precious name, Miss Braden. 

HAT would our Normal School do without her? 
Miss Braden graduated from the Lowell High School 
and Lowell Commerical College, besides doing graduate 
work at Simmons and with Chicago University. Com- 
ing to our school three years ago, she has been "Assistant 
in the Extension Department." How could we have 
gotten along without her cheerfulness and help 
these two years? 

Then in our heart's most sacred place 
We'll love her as no other; 
For in all this world we'll never find 
So true a friend as she. 



/fftNLY a short time after entering N. A. N. S., we 
^if became acquainted with Miss Ferguson, who is 
a graduate of Adams High School and Berkshire Bus- 
iness College. To us it seems a good fortune to have 
her present in our school life here. Even if we go running 
into the office a few moments before nine, she will cheer- 
fully and willingly leave her work of what-seems-to-be 
an endless pile of books and papers, to sign the blue 
and green slips for us. 

As we leave our Alma Mater, we shall take with 
us happy memories, of her and know that future classes 
will find just such a good friend in her as we have found. 

fta. Bamtatj M. 3Utll?r 

k he doeth little kindnesses 

Which most leave undone, or despise; 
And naught that sets one's heart at ease, 
Or giveth happiness and peace 
Is low esteemed in her eyes." 

— Lowell 



Alire HIargan>i fHuriork 

"Bless me! Here's another baby, 

Just as cunning as can be, 
Eyes as blue as bonnie blue-bells, 

Breath as sweet as rosemary. 
Smile — a tiny, flashing sunbeam, 

Hair of purest, fairest gold, 
Hands and shoulders full of dimples, 

Little Alice, eight months old." 

/TTHE Senior Class is fortunate in having as one of their 
w' class-babies Mr. Murdock's little granddaughter. 
It is needless to describe this fair child. Just one glance 
at the baby's picture will tell more than words can 

May the best wishes of the Class of 1920 go with her, 
and may her life be one of health, happiness and pros- 

TCE came to us when the skies were gray, 
™ And the leaves were whirling down; 
When over the fields the hoar-frost lay, 
And the grass was turning brown. 

He must have come from some sunny place, 
Where the trees are always green; 

For a smile upon his baby face 
Is eyer sure to be seen. 

Ah, little one, gift of God art thou! 

The swift months may come and go; 
For you may it always be summer as now, 

And life's sweetest blossoms blow. 

Best Wishes from the Class of 1920. 

©ur Class 







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President, Ethel V. Clayton 

Vice-President, Arminia C. Deguire 

Treasurer, Harriet J. Chace 

Recording Secretary Corresponding Secretary 

Alice M. Nichols Reginia T. McLaren 




The thing that goes the farthest 
That makes living worth while, 

That costs the least, and does the most 
Is just a pleasant smile. 

£LUCH is the motto of Marcella, our member from the 
^ "Mother Town." We have never seen her 
really angry, although we know there were time; when 
the "fur of life" seemed to have been rubbed the wrong 

She is fond of Geography trips, especially when they 
are in the vicinity of Adams. She enjoys humming 
catchy tunes, and she initiated us into the wonders 
of such songs as "I'll Do The Same Thing Over". 

Her favorite amusements are card parties and the 
movies. At the former she usually insists that "Jack" 
is a trump. We wonder why. We also wonder why 
she is so familiar with the time schedule of the trains 
from North Adams to Troy, N. Y. 

No matter what you undertake, we wish you luck, 
classmate ! 

M. ELIZABETH BOYLE, Hatfield, Mass. 

This is the happy maiden, this is she 
That every girl her friend delights to be. 

^TWO years ago Elizabeth entered Taconic Hall and 
W took possession of our hearts. From that very day 
she became a solace to the oppressed and unhappy 
victims of lesson plans, who, attracted by the home- 
like atmosphere of her room and Charlie's presence, 
came to her for advice and comfort. 

Elizabeth is also a true hostess and always has on 
hand some treat which she brings out from the dark 
interior of her clothes press for her visitors. 

A great deal of her spare time has been devoted to 
midnight spreads, movies, dances, skating and visiting. 

As an orator she can not be surpassed, and when- 
ever she speaks every member of the class bends for- 
ward and lends her her ears. 

During opening exercises in chapel, Elizabeth's play- 
ing on her violin has caused many to be of light heart 
and to send up a prayer of thanksgiving that they were 
allowed to listen to such rare music. 

Like the freshness of Springtime, 
When summer is nigh, 
A friend of our school time 
We'll miss with a sigh. 




LAURA P. BREWER, Sheffield, Mass. 

Altho' not heard much, 'tis true, 

She's staunch and loyal thru and thru. 

HE "baby" of our class is liked by all. One can 
not talk long with Laura before learning that danc- 
ing is her favorite pastime. She seldom lets an oppor- 
tunity to dance go by, whether it's after dinner, in the 
"gym," or even way down in Sheffield. Laura can gen- 
erally recite when called upon. Some think her a "quiet 
little girl" — but they don't know her. She is always 
"on the job" for both work and play, and is a good sport 
at all times. 

HARRIET J. CHACE, Beverly, Mass. 

Listen, my "dorm" mates, and soon you shall hear 

Musical strains that will always cheer. 
In room twenty-five, just away down the hall, 

Is Harriet playing, to the great joy of all. 
Her lessons are always superbly prepared, 

So from getting low marks, she's been 
wonderfully spared. 
But this I can tell you, tho to her we all bow, 

There's one thing she must learn, and 
that's "drive a cow." 
They say that she picked up a near-by rock, 

To throw at a farmer's unoffending livestock. 
But she's one grand, good girl, this Harriet Chace. 
Long live her powers! Long live her race! 



LAURA F. CHARON, Adams, Mass. 

"She doeth little kindnesses 
Which most leave undone or despise, 
For naught that gives happiness and peace 
Is low esteemed in her eyes." 

Jp AURA is another one of that select group who 
>"J- call themselves "outside girls". Every day she 
makes the journey from the Mother Town to join us 
seekers after knowledge. 

To know Laura is to like her. 

Among her good qualities are her friendly nature, al- 
ways willing to help her classmates, her pleasing person- 
ality, and her conscientiousness. Can we ever forget 
the cheerful little giggle which breaks from her under 
stress of amusement? 

She has taken the Kindergarten Course, for, you see, 
she has ambitions of teaching in her own town next year. 
Wherever she goes, the well wishes of the Class of 1920 
go with her. 

ETHEL V. CLAYTON, Williamstown, Mass. 

"She was the fairest of the fair, 

The gentlest of the kind; 
Search ye the wide world everywhere, 
Her like ye shall not find." 
JjpETusturn back a year of time and see Ethel as a 
>*+ Junior. A Junior among many, but even then we 
realized that she was one of the fortunate ones who are 
endowed with a charming manner, the gift of concen- 
tration and the love of sport. 

As the year rolled on we found Ethel at the head of 
the line in her studies, at the receptions, and always 
"right there" in the gymnasium. 
Ethel is also noted for her musical ability. 
"Her fingers shame the ivory keys 
They dance so light along." 
And now as a Senior we greet her as Glee Club pianist 
and as a Class President of whom any class might be proud. 
During the entire year she has served us faithfully, that 
the standard of Old Normal should not fall. 
But such a disposition has this wee girl! 
"A smile for all, a welcome glad 
A jovial coaxing way she had." 
In the future world of teaching Ethel will be successful, 
but we cannot take such a "long" profession seriously, 
can we Ethel? And as the time has come when we must 
say good-bye, we wish you all success and happiness. 



MARY F. COLLINS, North Adams, Mass. 

"God put us all upon this earth, 
That we might serve His ends, 

And then — to give the world some worth, 
He made some of us — friends." 

^VTO one at N. A. N. S. is a truer friend to her class- 
ic mates than "Our Mary". She is always ready 
with a kind word and cheery smile when the whole 
world seems blue. One of her valuable assets is a keen 
sense of humor, and no matter how down-hearted she may 
feel, she is always so pleasant that "When out of luck, 
see Mary" has become a well known expression among 
her class-mates. 

Though Mary is very fond of school life, it has been a 
source of wonder to us that she has been so fond of 
Gym ("Jim") during her stay here. We also wonder why 
she was so interested in the history of Dan Cupid's picture. 

'Tis also said that Mary is learning to drive a car — 
of the Buick variety. She likes candy, especially when 
combined with lunch-room dinners a La Carte. 

We wish you luck, Mary, and may you be as well- 
loved by your pupils next year as you are by your class- 
mates at N. A. N. S. 


GRACE M. CREELAN,'pittsneld, Mass. 

Grace is jolly, Grace is gay, 

She studies hard from day to day. 

Here is a girl we shall never forget; 

If she has an equal we've not seen her yet. 

Many a time in this old school of ours, 

We've sat enraptured for solid hours. 

/|7RACE is indeed a bright spot at N. A. N. S. No 
^** matter where she is or how she feels, she is always 
ready to give one a happy smile and a word of cheer. Like all 
good sports there is nothing that daunts her, and at a 
word's notice she will drop all work and climb Florida 
Mountain or go skating or skiing. 

Ask Grace sometime what three toots of a Ford horn 
or three flashes of a flashlight mean. 

Many times during our Junior year when we sat in 
assembly and heard that violin of hers speak, it cer- 
tainly made the Seniors sit up and take notice. 
We all know that Grace, whose nicknames are Babe, 
Kid, Speed and Sunshine, and whose favorite saying is, 
"Oh, my dear!" will be dearly loved as a teacher. Here's 
hoping that best of luck for her in the coming years. 





Here's to "Meanie," so sweet and petite, 
With manners so winning and ways so neat. 

ARMINIA, one of our members from the Mother 
Town, has enjoyed great popularity. Her most 
winning disposition and kindness has won the love of all 
her classmates. They proved their admiration of her 
and her talents by electing her vice-president of the 
class, member and librarian of the Glee Club, and 
finally, editor-in-chief of this book, an honor not to 
be spoken of lightly. 

Indeed, Normal School has helped her to develop the 
many gifts which she possesses, for we now find that she 
has won an enviable reputation in the training school 
where we find her a central figure among teachers and 
pupils. In scholarship she is unsurpassed and for her all 
subjects seem easy. Whenever she gets up to recite, 
'And still we gaze and still our wonder grows, 
That one small head can carry all she knows." 
Work, however, never interferes with her pleasure, 
for she is always ready to take part in any game or sport. 
Could anyone ever be more faithful to her school duties 
and show as much class spirit as Arminia has? 

"Few there are like her, few like her we possess." 
No doubt she will be a decided success as a teacher, 
and the best wishes of 1920 go with her. 

EVELINA DE MARCO, North Adams, Mass. 

" 'TIS easy enough to be pleasant, 
When life flows along like a song; 

But the girl worth while is the one who will smile, 
When everything goes dead wrong." 

TCV. is one of the lively group that forms the greater 
>W part of the class. Each morning without fail she 
comes to us at 8.30 o'clock to brighten and cheer the 
atmosphere of the Assembly Hall. 

She has always been a true and faithful student. Can- 
ing chairs and making memorandum pads were her 
specialty (?). Friday afternoon usually found her in a 
most lively and happy mood. 

Evelina was obliged to take a trip to the North Adams 
Hospital during the summer, but she joined us as a 
Senior just as healthy and jolly as ever. How she man- 
aged it we are still wondering. 

Her sunny, genial disposition has won for her an un- 
precedented affection in the hearts of her classmates, 
and the friendship of the girls of 1920 will follow wherever 
the path of fortune may lead her. 



DOROTHY GRAY, Ashfield, Mass. 

"To class she always goes prepared, 

To cut would be a crime; 
To joke and fool her noons away, 

For that she has no time." 

jnOROTHY is another of our "big city" folks, hailing 
It* from Ashfield. However, the fact that she comes from 
a tiny place, does not detract from her great store of 
knowledge. For who can excel Dorothy in History? 
Who knows more about bird life? Who is our bright 
star in Literature? "What, girls? Can't you do your 
Geography? Let's go to Dorothy. She'll tell us how." 

Dorothy is very fond of reading. Historical novels 
must be her favorite books, or how else would she be 
able to picture so vividly the historical facts which some 
of us have long since forgotten, or perhaps never heard 
of at all? Aside from books, Dorothy likes crocheting, 
for to her nothing is worse than idling. 

If she is as helpful to her pupils as she has been to her 
classmates, Dorothy will surely make a success of teach- 
ing. But her ambitions range high, for Dorothy ex- 
pects, after a year or two, to specialize in some subject. 
Whatever she undertakes, the best wishes of the Class of 
'20 go with her. 

ELIZABETH M. HAMMOND, Pittsfield, Mass. 

"Quiet and well-conducted, but always ready 
for fun." 

JERE we have "Betty", an all-round girl! Yes in- 
deed, "Betty" can do almost anything, — from 
being a charming hostess to running a "Chevrolet". In 
the latter capacity she is especially proficient. So, 
many of the girls, and — (well, never mind) will tell you. 

Added to her many other accomplishments, "Betty" 
is something of a story writer. Ask any of the "Kinder- 
garteners." Indeed, girls, we may expect to hear of 
Miss Elizabeth Hammond as being one of the foremost 
modern writers of stories for children. 

"Betty" has an unusual liking for the navy, and 
for everything that pertains to naval life. Have we not 
all noticed how becoming her "middy" blouses are? 
We all agree that the teaching profession will welcome 
"Betty" next year. The best wishes of the Class of 1920 
go with her in her future life-work. 




Somebody said that it couldn't be done, 

But she, with a chuckle, replied 
That "maybe it couldn't," but she would be one 

Who wouldn't say so till she'd tried. 
So she buckled right in with a bit of a grin 

On her face. If she worried, she hid it; 
She started to sing as she tackled the thing 

That couldn't be done — and she did it. 
Someone remarked: "Oh, you'll never do that; 

At least, few ever have done it;" 
But she went straight to work without loss of time, 

And the first thing we knew she'd begun it, 
With a lift of her chin and a bit of a grin, 

Without any doubting or quibbit, 
She started to sing as she started the thing 

That couldn't be done — and she did it. 


HARRIET E. HASKINS, Williarnstown, Mass. 

"Whatever the weather may be, I say, 
Whatever the weather may be, 
It's the songs she sings, and the smile she wears 
That's a-makin' the sun shine everywheres." 
— James Whitcomb Riley 

does not love this talented student named 
Harriet Haskins? Could you imagine a young 
lady who has lived many a happy year in the atmos- 
phere of the college town of Williarnstown being any other 
than a talented student? Indeed, her scholarship is 
very commendable. Can you imagine her getting papers 
marked "See me?" 

Her pleasing personality has won for her the highest 
respect of every member of her class. She has been 
an important member of the Glee Club and has always 
taken a generous part in the musical activities of the 
school, being one of the few soloists who have entertained 
us in Chapel. 

Athletics? Why she is always in just the place her 
opponents desire her not to be. 

Among her many other achievements, we must not 
forget her hearty cooperation with her classmates. Ever 
willing to serve in any way that seems most needed, 
her spirit is highly appreciated by us all. 

Surely Harriet will prove herself as capable a teacher 
as she has proved herself a beloved student and class- 



LEAFY M. HICKS, North Adams, Mass. 

"Always busy and always ready." 

JjTEAFY is the girl from the wilds of Florida. 
U For two years she has trodden that lonely but 
famous trail which bears the name "Mohawk." No 
matter what season or weather, she is seen entering 
Normal promptly at 8.45 A. M. 

If a suggestion is wanted, she is ever ready to give it. 

Leafy believes that there is no friend like a good book, 
for if in search of her, one is always sure to find her in the 
library reading. 

With her it is always a case of work before pleasure. 
Leafy has taken up the Household Arts Course but we 
suspect that N. A. N. S. is but a stepping stone in her 
path to some other vocation which she has in mind, 
and that another kind of school may claim her soon. 

Altho quiet and demure, Leafy is one of our dependable, 
earnest and industrious girls; and to her we extend our 
best wishes for a successful teaching career. 

MARY C. HILLARD, North Adams, Mass. 

"Pretty to walk with, 
Witty to talk with." 

^WHENEVER we see our Mary approaching, we know 
W something is about to happen. Mary is one of our 
most popular girls and also one of the many (?) sports of 
1920. Basketball, dancing, shows, all hold attraction 
for her. As she is always ready for a good time, we need not 
be surprised to find her teaching in New York soon. 

Mary is not only popular, she is also a scholar 
of ability, as all will testify. 

During her stay at Normal she has also been a very 
faithful and reliable member of our Glee Club. 

Of late, however, she has directed her attention to the 
northwest. Why? Ask 'Mac'. 

Our heartiest wish is that she shall have great happiness. 



CAROLYN B. HYDE, Pittsfield, Mass. 

A violet in her lovely hair, 
A rose upon her bosom fair! 

But 0, her eyes 
A lovelier violet disclose, 
And her ripe lips the sweetest rose 
That's 'neath the skies. 

JKLERE'S to Carolyn, the girl with the smile! If anyone 
>•£ can look on the bright side of life, she can. In fact 
the only thing that makes her frown is her many rural 

Surely there is not one girl in the class who has been more 
studious and ambitious than Carolyn. Her lessons are 
always prepared, and we feel sure that she will be able to 
impart her knowledge. But this is not all, for outside of 
school, she is a fine sport and is always willing to take part 
in our pranks. 

May good luck go with you, Carolyn, and may all your 
efforts be crowned with success. 

AGNES E. JOYCE, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Blessings on thee, Agnes Joyce, 
Laughing girl with merry voice! 
Live and laugh as girlhood can! 
Member of our jolly clan. 

ALL Taconic Hall can bear testimony to Agnes' 
merrily whistled tunes at six-thirty in the morning. 
They simply cannot be repressed, but bubble over in fun 
and good comradeship. 

She is a very quiet girl at times and decidedly bashful, 
but strange to say, the queerest of stunts are sometimes 
laid at her door, which accusations she always encounters 
with the greatest surprise and innocence. 

Agnes is a great leader in athletics, and was soon 
elected as one of the captains in "Gym." 

We are told that dumb animals have a way of know- 
ing one's character, and perhaps this is why one and all 
seek Agnes whenever she ventures among them, or per- 
chance it is that: — 

Her music hath the power to soothe 
Each wild and restless heart, 
And all unknowing, captivate 
Its owner from the start. 



MABEL M. LEWIS, Adams, Mass. 

"Quick to laugh at your joke with you, 
Ready to do what you want to do, 
Blessed with a temper, whose 

unclouded ray 
Can make tomorrow cheerful as today." 

JjCERE is Mabel, to whom we all appeal when in doubt, 
Wf distress or need of advice, for her own work is 
secondary when a classmate needs help. If we did not 
love her so well, we should all be jealous of her ability 
to think so quickly and to answer questions where the 
rest of us fail 

Next to "rearranging" people's beds, her favorite 
indoor sport is making Taconic Hall safe for her little (?) 

We hope that the youngsters who will call her "teacher" 
will appreciate their privilege. Wherever she goes, Mabel 
will succeed, and one and all we wish her luck. 

CATHERINE F. MACKSEY, North Adams, Mass. 

"She's clever and popular and pretty, 
Most vivacious and decidedly witty." 

/|TATHERINE is one of the most popular girls of the 
VJ' class. If there is "anything doing" anywhere, you 
may count upon her to be there, whether it be at basket- 
ball games, dances or shows. When we see her read her 
mail, we think most of her letters are "bills". One more 
thing must be mentioned, namely her leaning towards 
the South. No explanation is necessary. Ask Mary. 

For two years she has favored the Glee Club with her 
charming voice. "Cat" is not only a social star, but also 
a good scholar. She is ever willing to help anyone in 
need, and indeed we often go to her for advice. 



JANET D. MADISON, North Adams, Mass. 

Because your generous heart gave out 

A kindly thought a minute, 
You made our school a whole lot better 

Just by being in it. 

SHIS curly-haired Scotch lass followed in her sister's 
footsteps, but she did not appear at Normal until 
the third day after the class of 1920 had started uponit- 
career. What we would have missed if Janet hadn't 
decided to come into our midst! Who could ever forget 
her hearty laugh which we will always remember as 
belonging peculiarly to Janet? 

To "Daisy" we are responsible for many of the good 
times we have had in the past two years. Her favorite sug- 
gestion was, "Let's have a feed" — and "M-m-m" the tempt- 
ing delicious spreads which resulted. 

We must not forget to give this popular classmate 
of ours high credit for the standard she has set in her 
school work. Wherever Janet goes she will indeed be 
a faithful follower of her profession, and still give every- 
body a good time. 

May others enjoy Janet as we have during these two 
years at Normal. 

SARA C. McCANN, North Adams, Mass. 

"No one knew her but to love her 
No one knew her but to praise. 

ALTHOUGH Sara is very small, she has played a 
large part in making Normal School life one to 
be long remembered. 

She always has a bright sunny smile when others 
seem to be gloomy or sad of heart. As soon as she enters 
assembly hall you will always hear her say, "Good 
morning, everybody." 

Did you say you wished to increase your vocab- 
ulary? Just ask Sara for a few new words; she alway? 
has a great supply of them at hand. Surely na one will 
ever be able to forget how willingly Sara has always been 
to entertain us with her clear, sweet voice in Chapel, 
in the Glee Club, and with her dancing at our socials 
and in the "gym." 

This little lass is one of our Kindergarteners and we all 
think she is specially adapted for this line of work. If you 
had ever seen her with a class of little children, especially 
when telling them a story, I am sure you, too, would 
agree with us. We all know she will make a great success 
in the teaching profession and the best wishes of the 
c lass of 1920 go with her. 



REGINIA T. McLAREN, Adams, Mass. 

Be gone! dull care, I prithee, begone! 

Be gone! dull care, thou and I shalt never agree. 

NO quotation applies to our little (?) Scotch lass so 
well as the above, for indeed she is one of the most care- 
free girls of our class. At all times she is as jolly and light 
hearted as can be. And isn't it true that, 

"Smiles and dimples play at hide-and-seek, 
On her apple-blossom cheek?" 
What is her favorite enjoyment, did you ask? Surely 
you haven't heard her tell of the "bestest" time she had 
at the dance last night, or you would realize that danc- 
ing is her "hobby." 

Can she play basketball? Just watch her, or rather, 
let her play guard against you and you will be convinced 
of the great agility she possesses, and, too, let her land 
on your toes and this will convince you of the extreme 
lightness of our "featherweight." 

But it isn't all play and no work in "Genie's" case 
for she is very conscientious and has a good record. She 
is seen at her best, however, in the training school where 
her sunny disposition has made her a favorite with the 

For two years Reginia has honored the Glee Club by 
being one of its members. She has also been a faithful 
corresponding secretary of the class. We feel that 
the financial success of 1920 is largely due to this class- 
mate, for it is she who has been chairman of our frank- 
furt sales and in one of these we cleared as much as a 
three dollar loss. 

"You're all right 'Genie,' you're true blue, 
Nineteen twenty's best wishes to you." 

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MARGARET MILLER, North Chester, Mass. 

"True worth is in being, not seeming." 

"/jTLICK, click, click." What is that noise we hear 
^J' at varying intervals from early morning until "lights 
out" at 10.15 P. M.? It's Margaret's typewriter, of 
course, for she is always busy in one way or another. 

Her motto seems to be, "And whosoever shall compel 
thee to go a mile, go with him twain," for Margaret 
is not always satisfied when the required amount has been 
prepared, but does additional work as well. 

During the two years of our acquaintance, there is 
not a girl in the class whom Margaret has not befriended. 

Our best wishes for success in whatever she may 
undertake, go with Margaret. 



DRUSILLA J. MINER, East Windsor, Mass. 

"A maiden, modest and self-possessed, 
Youthful, beautiful and simply dressed— 
Take one look at her lily-white arm 
For therein lies her power to charm." 

3FJO you know where East Windsor is? If so, you will 
"•* not wonder why Drusilla is such a strong, sturdy 
little body for anyone who has lived all her life in the 
mountains is apt to be healthy. 

When Drusilla came to us she was very shy and reti- 
cent. I am wondering whether we knew her then! 

Even though she is a member of Miss Pearson's art 
class, she cannot distinguish red hair from light. She 
has a mania for driving Fords and has toured a good share 
of the surrounding country, even going as far as Lawrence, 
one of our large manufacturing cities. 

She is always lending someone a helping hand, and 
no one appreciates this more than the "Dorm" girls. 

"May all our best wishes go with you 
Our good friend, loyal and true." 


From Vermont hills there came a lass, 
More bright than May-day morn, 
Whose charms all other maids surpass — 
A rose without a thorn. 

This lass so neat, with smiles so sweet, 
Has won our right good wills. 
We'd crown resign to call her ours, 
Sweet lass from Vermont's hills. 

/|7LADYS became known to most of us at the beginning 
VI? of our Senior year when she returned to complete 
her course after a year's rest at her home in Pownal. 

Perhaps it is because she is the only girl from that 
little town, that she receives all the knocks about the 
place, but she takes them like a sport. 

How many times in the coming years we shall look back 
to these days when Gladys was ready with a witty tale 
or store of conundrums, both of which are her specialty. 

But with her it is, "Work when you work, and play 
when you play." If she works in the future as she does 
now, we are sure she will be a success. 

The good wishes of 1920 go with her. 



HELEN B. MOORE, Florida, Mass. 

"Hubby or Bess" 

/|TAN you not hear Helen as she came tripping thru the 
^J' hall, asking some of the little -Juniors the very im- 
portant question, "Land sakes, what was that?" To go 
out West or to the Hawaiian Islands is one of her greatest 

Those who are well acquainted with Helen, all know 
of her untiring desire to help others, even if her own work 
or pleasure has to be forfeited. 

At Normal, Helen has lived a studious life, but the 
truth is, her hobby is snowshoeing. When, on many 
occasions, Helen started from the top of that "wonder- 
ful vista, the Mohawk Trail" and made the Normal in 
surprisingly few minutes, looked at us and said, "Say 
it took me only thirty minutes to come down," then 
we wondered and marveled at this little lady's great skill 
in walking. 

Here's to Helen: 

Pink are her cheeks, and black her hair, 
A jollier girl you'll find nowhere. 
Domestic Arts is where she will shine, 
For, as we know, this is her line. 

ALICE M. NICHOLS, North Adams, Mass. 

"A form more fair, a face more sweet, 
Ne'er hath it been my lot to meet. 
And her modest answer and graceful air 
Show her wise and good as she is fair." 

3f} OPULAR! Oh, yes, Alice is one of the girls who has 
<JP found a lasting place in our hearts. She has al- 
ways taken great interest in her class and has proved 
her worth in the manner in which she has kept our records 
as class secretary. 

She greets us each morning with a pleasant smile and 
a cheery good morning which starts the day right. If 
any disputes arise, Alice always settles them for she is 
our "Goddess of Justice." 

She has been very successful in all her school work, 
but she seems especially well composed among the 
little children. Her modest and graceful manners have 
made everyone love her, and so she takes with her the good 
wishes of the class, for we feel sure she will succeed in 
whatever work she chooses to follow. 



JULIA B. PLUMB, North Adams, Mass. 

A quiet studious, ambitious girl is our classmate 
from Wellesley, whose recitations, though not leng- 
thy, are always correct and proper. Her ambition, we 
are told, is to be a teacher of some science in a high 
school. We surely wish her success in her great under- 
taking, but hope that if she is to teach "Zoo", she will 
acquaint herself beforehand with the proper food for 
giraffes, in order not to give her pupils any wrong impres- 
sions. Although some of us cannot agree with her upon the 
point that man"may"be descended from a rock, inclosing 
we surely must say of Julia that 

"When she had passed it seemed like the ceasing of 
exquisite music. 

DORIS M. RUBENSTEIN, Pittsfield, Mass. 

Of all glad words of tongue or pen, 

The gladdest are these: "I may have Ben." 

IjtttHO is that tall, slender girl, with black hair? 
**■ Why, it is Mollie, of course! 

What is her favorite sport? 

Dancing, although she is fine at basketball. Really, 
you ought to see her make "five pointers" in "gym". 

Mollie is one of our jolliest girls, and one of the best 
sports in the class. During our two years at Normal 
school, she readily cultivated our friendships, and be- 
came a good comrade to all. 

Our best wishes go with you, Mollie. 



LAURA M. SMITH, Hatfield, Mass. 

"For if she will, she will, 
You may depend on't; 
And if she won't, she won't, 
So there's an end on't." 

JjP'AURA came to us from one of those suburbs of 
>-+ Northampton known as Hatfield. Not many of 
us knew that Sophia Smith, founder of Smith College, 
was born in Hatfield until Laura made it clear to all. 

The principal occupations of this town are tobacco 
and onion raising, and this young lady can give you in- 
formation on either or both. 

We are not sure yet what special line of work this 
maid will take up. During her Senior year she took 
the H. A. Course and was leader of the Glee Club. But 
whatever line of work she may specialize in, it will be a 
"sure go" and a big success. 

The best wishes of the class of 1920 go with you, 


A lovely flower thou seemest 
So tender sweet and true, 
And as I gaze, steals o'er me 
A sadness strange and new. 

Upon thy graceful forehead 
I'd lay my hands in prayer, 
That God may ever keep thee 
As tender, true and fair. 

" jfO" is demure and very quiet, except when there is' 
«J a good time on hand, in which case she proves quite 
capable of enjoying it. 

Ever faithful to us all, Josephine has never done 
anything she thought might harm her beloved class. 
That's the kind of spirit we like in anybody and in "Jo" 
it is especially gratifying, for she is well known as a 
quite discriminating person. 

Jo's greatest amusement is teaching. In this, we 
find her at her best. Self-contained, reliable and efficient, 
describes her as well as anything. We think Josephine 
does not need to have success wished upon her, so we will 
merely say, "Au revoir." 



KATHERINE L. TRACY, Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

Tl/'ATHERINE is one of those girls who, once known, 
<^V is never forgotten. If any one is feeling blue to 
whom does she go? Why, to Katherine, of course. 

A firm believer that "the dearest spot on earth is home, 
sweet home," is Katherine. Last year she went home 
regularly every two weeks, but this year her position 
as President of the Students' Council necessitates her 
presence at Taconic Hall, where she usually starts all 
the pranks, and then, suddenly, after the mischief is done, 
remembers her position. 

Katherine, besides being a celebrated story teller, is a 
real book worm, and week ends she makes a collection 
of "classical" readings from which she is to get her only 
amusement, so she says. 

Sometimes we think Katherine manufactures money, 
because after declaring every Friday morning that she 
is "broke," she is the most enthusiastic patron of the 
movies Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening. 

By her superiors Katherine is thought quiet and 
demure. They should see her on the third floor! That is 
where we find her the j oiliest, best-natured girl ever, and 
we shall always feel that, 

"With such a comrade, such a friend 
We fain would walk till journey's end." 

HELEN S. TRACY, Stockbridge, Mass. 

With joyful hand and a ringing cheer 
We welcome here a friend so dear. 

TCELEN is a very quiet girl, but a great favorite among 
*3j all her classmates. She is everyone's friend and is 
what the girls call a "good sport." Whether at dancing, 
skating or moving pictures, she always enters in with 
zest. And who can forget those exciting games of basket- 
ball when Helen played guard? Perhaps one reason why 
she was so successful in this position was because of her 
height. How well we remember the Hallowe'en party 
when she appeared before us as a bold and daring sailor boy ! 
Thus in recalling our two years at N. A. N. S. we'll al- 
ways think of our "man" of the class, and fondly say— 

"Until you know her, you'd never guess 
That she was a wonder and nothing less." 



DAWN G. WILLIAMS, North Adams, Mass. 
"She's full of ginger, pep, 'n everything." 

SAWN Williams, star in athletics, hails from the foot of 
Normal School Hill. All her life has been spent under 
its protecting influences. At once we see the result. 
Excellent in scholarship, popular with everyone, she 
still has a quiet, unassuming, yet pleasing way about her. 
There is another thing about Dawn; nothing phases 
her. She was especially brilliant in Sanitation her Junior 
year, as is shown by the following: 

Miss Varrell: What makes hot air rise? 
Dawn: Why, more hot air behind, pushing it. 
During her Senior year we find her especially interested 
in the "Household Hearts" work. Cooking and sewing 
held great attractions for her. Then, too, she has spec- 
ialized in the Manual Training Department. We hope 
that the knowledge she has gained here will be of good 
use to her in her new vocation. For Dawn has a diamond. 
Congratulations, Dawn! May a long and happy life 
be yours. 

WINIFRED B. WOOD, Cheshire, Mass. 

"Tho' she looks so bewitchingly simple, 
Yet there's mischief in every dimple." 

/YtVir only Cheshire-ite, Winifred Wood, appears on 
VJ/ first acquaintance to be an extremely demure young 
lady. But when you have reached the point where she is 
no longer Miss Wood nor Winifred, but Freddie, you find 
that your first impression was altogether wrong. For 
Freddie is quite the opposite of demure; in fact, she is 
one of the liveliest, most vivacious girls we have. 

We can truthfully say that Freddie is excellent in scholar- 
ship and a success at everything she tries — unless it be 
knitting — which if you ask her, she will say she adores. 
She is a much travelled person, too, having commuted 
between Cheshire and North Adams during her Junior 
year. But when a Senior she felt that the dormitory 
needed some Cheshire sunshine, and so she stayed there, 
helping the Taconic Hall girls make merry. 

Freddie was our Junior class president, and this year has 
been much interested in Household Arts, but occasional- 
ly one may hear her sigh, "Why didn't I take a special 
course in farming." You see, she believes in being frank. 

Whatever she may do in the future, the Class of 1920 
wishes her happiness. 






Laura M. Smith 




Ethel V. Clayton - 


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Arminia C. Deguire 


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Winifred B. Wood - 


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Alice M. Nichols - 




M. Elizabeth Boyle 

Marion E. Marley 

Laura P. Brewer 

Sara C. McCann 

Mabel G. Chittim 

Reginia T. McLaren 

Grace E. Corcoran 

Margaret Miller 

Grace M. Creelan 

Helen B. Moore 

Bessie I. Domin 

Rachel J. Palmer 

Elizabeth M. Hammond 

Grace E. Pinkham 

Harriet E. Haskins 

Julia B. Plumb 

Mary C. Hillard 

Alexandra L. Smith 

Agnes E. Joyce 

Katherine A. Starr 

Mabel M. Lewis 

Helen B. Stevens 

Catherine F. Macksey 

Beryl W. Stodden 

Janet D. Madison 

Ruth M. Walker 

Marion H. Mallery 

Elizabeth M. Walsh 

Dawn G. 


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SHIS year we had an extra fine Glee Club, numbering thirty-four strong. The ones 
picked out for our Club were those with the "bird-like" voices. 
The first part of the year our rehearsals were held every Tuesday and Thursday 
noons at one o'clock promptly. By that I mean that we should have been in our 
seats at that time, but how many of us really were? 

The last of November we began rehearsing for an operetta. Three or four times 
a week we had rehearsals, but on account of a great deal of sickness among the girls we 
never gave it. 

After this we held our rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday noons and spent all our 
time on music for the concert. Anyone entering the Assembly Hall during that time quickly 
went out again. Whether she did not appreciate good music or whether she was afraid 
of disturbing us, I do not know, but the fact remains, she did not stay to hear us. 

The Glee Club owes a very great deal to Miss Searle, and I know all the girls appre- 
ciate the hard work she did to help us make our Glee Club a success. 

Laura M. Smith 


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^JTHE Glee Club of 1920 was very fortunate in having among its members many fine 
llL soloists so that we were able to give a most pleasing and novel concert this year. 
^^ The chorus, which is composed of Junior and Senior students, was assisted by the 

Marshall trio. With characteristic generosity the three furnished many numbers, 
all of which proved most delightful and entertaining to the audience. 

Our Cantata called "Three Springs" was exceptionally beautiful in harmony and was 
rendered with best effort by the chorus and soloists. It stood out as the leading feature 
of the program and was heard with much enjoyment and received high comment from all. 

A double trio composed of Junior members sang a single part of the Cantata and so 
fine was their singing that even we — the Senior members — must offer them praise. Like- 
wise, a double trio of Seniors rendered a number from the Cantata and this, too, was much 

Thanks and appreciation are due to the untiring efforts of Miss Searle and to our 
leader and pianist. We feel that they are responsible for the great success of our Glee Club. 

Arminia C. Deguire 

Thirty-second Glee Club Concert 

16 April, 1920—8.00 o'clock 

Assisted by 

Mrs. Marshall, Piano 

Harry Marshall, Violin 

Francis Marshall, 'Cello 


Spring-Tide Reinhold-Becker 

The Nightingale Alfred R. Gaul 

Whither F. Schubert 

Wood Nymphs H. Smart 

Serenade Widor 

Anitra's Dance Grieg 

Marshall Trio 

Hark! The Robin's Early Call Frank Lynes 

Miss Nancy's Gown G. W. Chadwick 

The Sweet Little Girl and the Quaint Squeegee H. Waldo Warner 

The Morning Song Herbert Sharpe 

Liebestraum Liszt 

Moment Musicale Schubert 

Marshall Trio 

Three Springs — A Cantata Paul Bliss 

A story of three springs that rise high on the mountain side under the willow trees. 

Solo parts taken by 
Harriet Haskins Sara McCann 

Mabel Lewis Grace Creelan 

Alexandra Smith 


YM" day was always a welcome one. When we first started as little Juniors we 
crowded down in one corner of the "gym", bashfully looking at one another. Every- 
one felt and looked awkward, but we soon got over this and in a short time could 
follow Miss Skeele's quick command: "Open ranks, numbers one, two steps to the 
right; numbers two, two steps to the left." Before our Senior year was completed we could 
perform on the horizontal and vertical ladders and stall bars and "shinny" the ropes, with 
as much speed and pleasure as our primate ancestors. 

Who can forget those games of stationary? Whenever Miss Skeele asked what we 
wanted to play, there was a generous chorus, "Stationary!" One day the Juniors plucked 
up courage and challenged us to a game, which we won by a large score. 

During the months of May and June we had out-of-doors exercises on pleasant days. 
Windsor Lake, Natural Bridge, the Tunnel, a few miles towards Adams, and Witts Ledge 
were the favorite walks. Tennis, croquet, and baseball were also enjoyed during these 

We feel that our time spent in "gym" has been beneficial, not only in the pleasure 
derived from our games, but also in our physical training, and wish to thank Miss Skeele 
for her patience and kindness. 

Helen S. Tracy 


dtfograpljg utrtpsi 

^T(0 leave out an account of the Geography trips would be far from fair to our Normal 
l|L School, for we learn a great deal from them. Early in the fall, at intervals during 
^*^ the winter, and even this spring, we have made these interesting trips to the mills of 
North Adams and Adams. 

During our Senior Year, as part of our work in Geography, we were given the privilege 
of visiting the Hoosac Cotton Mills, Shoe Factory, Windsor Print Works, Paper Mill, 
and with the exception of two members, the class visited the foundry. Those two started all 
right, only they lost their way to the foundry, which is a little over a five minute walk from 
the Normal School. 

On all of these trips we had the pleasure of having Mr. Eldridge accompany us, and 
thus each process was made "perfectly clear" to us, both while visiting and the next day in 

All of us appreciate the opportunities thus given us by these visits, and feel that, 
were they not spoken of in our book, our Normalogue surely would be incomplete. 

M. Elizabeth Boyle 

Sty? Natural Irtbgr ©rip 

^^THE annual trip of the Senior Class to Natural Bridge is one of the things connected 
III with our school, that one cannot forget. It is with great pleasure mingled with 
^*^ anxiety that this trip is made. On Monday afternoon, September twenty-ninth, the 
class of 1920 started out on this great adventure. 

After gathering in the Geography room, we proceeded down Church Street to Pleasant, 
over the hill and came out at the junction of Miner and Union streets. The large Hoosac 
Cotton mill, which is located on either side was here called to our attention. Next we passed 
the Beaver mill which is also situated on the North Branch. From here we followed this 
stream up for a little way, noticing the union of this river and Hudson's Brook. Here we 
turned to the left, and continued up the road which leads to the Natural Bridge. 

A large marble quarry is situated very near the Bridge, and an industry for the pul- 
verizing of the marble is located close by. This unusual sight for the majority of the class 
was very entertaining. 

Climbing up a very steep and narrow pair of stairs, we found ourselves on the top and 
overlooking the quarry. Following a wood road for a little way we came to a wooden bridge 
where we were able to look over either side into a canyon of pure white marble. We went 
on a little way, and then sat down under the trees. While resting here Mr. Eldridge read 
from Hawthorne's Note Book several selections relating to his visits to this bridge. 

Next we crossed over the Natural Bridge, and from this position we could look up the 
canyon and under the Bridge at the swirling water below. After this we decided that we 
would like to go down under the Bridge, a feat that most of the class attempted, but after 
going a little way a few of the girls declared that they wouldn't risk their lives, so turned back. 
With the help of rocks, poles and of one another we succeeded in reaching the bottom of 
the canyon. While under the bridge special attention was called to the wonderful formation 


of the rock, pieces of which many of the class took for souvenirs of this most interesting 
trip. After enjoying this novel experience for a while, we turned around and started back. 

Not until we reached "Diana's Bath" did any noteworthy incident occur, but at this 
point one member of our party placed her foot on what seemed to be a solid enough founda- 
tion, but proved to be a slippery rock, and was thrown forward into the water, which though 
not harmful was very cold and disagreeable. 

The climb out of the canyon was much easier than the going down, and we reached the 
top, feeling well repaid for our efforts. 

In coming home we took a different route, whereby we were able to see Mount Greylock, 
Fitch, Williams and Prospect, the Berlin Mountains, Ragged Mountain and Camel's Hump. 

This excursion which the class of 1920 made in connection with our Geography will 
always remain one of the pleasant memories of our two years spent in the North Adams 
Normal School. 

Drusilla J. Miner 



uty? iluninr Utreptum 

|N the evening of September nineteenth, nineteen hundred nineteen, the timidity of 
the Juniors was brought into full display. On this memorable evening it was, 
that the sophisticated Seniors held their usual reception at Taconic Hall in honor 
of their under-classmates. 

Untold dread was plainly stamped upon the faces of the Juniors, — for wasn't it very 
evident to them that they would be obliged to pass through that receiving line, and more- 
over be under the keen gaze of the teachers? 

Each Senior in a very condescending manner escorted an unwilling Junior to the 
Reception Hall, and subsequently, through the receiving line. Soon the ordeal which 
they dreaded most was over, and the pleasure of the evening commenced. 

As a prelude to the evening's enjoyment, an entertainment was tendered by members 
of our illustrious Senior class. The program as carried out consisted of the following numbers 

Violin Solo H. Chace 

Tambourine Dance _S. McCann 

Vocal Solo H. Haskins 

Recitation M. Lewis 

, r . ,. ~ (G. Creelan 

Violin Duet ] „ -, 

I E. Boyle 

Reading Miss M. L. Baright 

tv A • , i E. Clayton 

Piano Accompanists ]„ ,, 

^ (G. Montgomery 

So great was the pleasure derived from the efforts of the participants that each was 
urgently requested to respond to an encore. 

Following this entertainment, all took part in a grand march which was led by two 
members of the student body. 

Then in "fancy" we went back to the time of our grandmothers, and, with much 
hilarity and lightheartedness, danced the "Virginia Reel." 

Finally, leaving behind the quaint times of the "Virginia Reel," we returned to our 
more modern era and "tripped the light fantastic" till the "wee hours o' the mornin'." 

The reception was well attended, giving evidence of the excellent class spirit which 
permeates our student body. The evening was one of much interest and enjoyment, and will, 
I am sure, be long remembered by those who attended. 

Sara C. McCann 


®!je IfaUoroeVn Party 

|N the evening of October thirty-first, 1919, the winds played weird tunes around 
the corners of the Normal buildings, and if one had watched and waited he would 
have seen ghosts and witches aplenty — but festivities within commanded the 
attention of all who desired to make merry on that well remembered occasion. 

Within the dormitory the corridors were silent and bare, an unusual occurrence at 
such an hour in the evening. However, a stifled giggle would now and then penetrate the 
stillness, heralding the fact that some mysterious event was about to take place. 

Then, one by one, heads cautiously appeared, and the queerest of personages came and 
went with never a word to explain their presence. Each wore a mask, and seemed entirely at 
a loss to account for his queer neighbors. 

A peaceful Chinaman gazed in oriental astonishment at dainty Bo-Peep and pretty 
Red Riding Hood. 

Ghosts and witches parted in haste as the Indians descended upon them with blood- 
curdling yells, and a gallant Knight of the Round Table stood by to defend his fair lady from 

At length, with one accord, the long and solemn procession wound its way through the 
perilous subway to the center of the festivities, namely the gymnasium. 

The spacious hall had been artistically decorated by the faithful Juniors. A sign 
of hearty welcome greeted the merry-makers, and smiling pumpkins and ruddy apples 
held sway among the black cats and witches. 

Other figures from the outside world, in bright hued garments, now joined themselves 
to those proceeding from the dormitory. Among these were placid Indian squaws and pretty 
little school girls, as well as milk-maids and a huge black cat. 

A score more of wonderful beings seated themselves on the bleachers, but the bleachers 
too were weary of the commonplace and refused to bear such a burden, with the result that 
the masqueraders found themselves in humiliating heaps upon the floor. 

Soon a tall ghost, with dignity and authority, mounted a box-like platform and com- 
manded the trembling persons, to whom slips of paper had been given, to come forth and per- 
form as their messages instructed. 

One plump ghost swam gracefully across the floor. A clever squaw repeated Yankee 
Doodle backwards. An exasperated lady flew by on her way to catch a vanishing trolley 
car, and a tall sailor boy stood against the wall and jumped backwards. 

Many other wonderful feats were performed at this time. 

When the afore-mentioned ghost had completed doling out such horrible penalties, 
she descended from her platform, and another seated herself in a prominent place and 
proceeded to make the blood run cold with a good, old-fashioned Hallowe'en ghost story. 

When this was finished and all had recovered their breath, masks were removed and 
friends and neighbors united. 


Prizes were awarded to the wearers of the prettiest, the cleverest and the worst look- 
ing costumes. 

After this groups of girls might be seen in different parts of the room, bobbing and try- 
ing to bite the swinging apples. 

At this point the music began, and with it the dancing. Bright and gay were the 
costumes as the couples whirled and twisted about the room. 

When the dancers were beginning to tire, the clever Juniors again came forward 
and served delicious doughnuts, coffee and marshmallows. 

Never did refreshments taste so good. Cheers and yells were given by both the Seniors 
and the Juniors, and at a late hour all departed, tired and happy. 

Mabel M. Lewis 

<®ur "ton Iann>a" 

Butterflies with dancing feet, 
Dressed in scarlet, blue and pink, 
Strains of music, low and sweet 
From the fern embankment creep. 

A 'Man Dance'! Oh, Joy! and only three weeks from tonight, May fourteenth." 
These were some of the expressions voiced by a few members of the class. But oh, 
how slowly those three weeks seemed to go! Would they ever end? The days 
seemed like years. 

Class meetings were called at which conscientious committees on invitations, pro- 
grams, refreshments, decorations and reception were chosen to carry out the ideal stan- 
dards upheld by the school, and together they planned to make the social evening a grand 
success. How hard they worked! 

Formal invitations were sent far and near and acceptances received, for who would fail 
to attend a dance at Normal? 

It was not an unusual sight to see the girls flitting up stairs and down and from one 
classroom to another, filling out programs and discussing the topic of dress, between classes. 
How their eyes sparkled and the pink mounted to their cheeks, if by chance they were late 
for class. 

At last the eventful evening came ! At promptly 7.30 guests began to arrive and soon 
everyone was talking at the same time and discussing all topics imaginable, even the 

But all too soon the time to pass through the receiving line approached, and all too 
slowly it ended. But once in the reception hall, which was prettily decorated with ferns, 
flowers, and leaves, gaiety reigned supreme. 

Dancing and music, laughter and song 
All down the hallway echoed long. 

Between the dances dainty refreshments were served and short walks through the 
corridors were enjoyed by all. 

But Father Time kept moving gradually toward the hour when we must depart, and 
soft strains of "Home Sweet Home" warned us we must now say adieu. Many thanks for 
the delightful evening were expressed by all, and as we left the dance hall, we all hoped 
we might have another dance in the near future. 

Harriet E. Ha skins 

Bnrmttnrg IGtfr 

AT the beginning of the school year, sixteen Juniors met at Taconic Hall. There were 
many new things to become accustomed to, but the Seniors took us in hand, and 
instructed us in dormitory etiquette. 
As the weeks rolled by, how many times we must have shocked our instructors, 
when their stern looks could not keep us from talking at table over the week ends, and 
when we would have "seconds". 

How much can happen in a very short length of time! Many and varied were the forms 
of entertainment in which we indulged from 9:30 to 10:15 P. M. Imagine getting into your 
cot just before "lights out" and finding — a wet wash cloth, a generous sprinkling of salt, 
nut shells or something equally pleasant (?). Those who failed to take part in the general 
hilarity might expect to find crepe adorning their doors. 

Basketball games after study hours, Sunday night lunches and midnight spreads 
are all fraught with pleasantest memories. 

Our dinner parties were surely the jolliest ever, for no girl's birthday was allowed 
to pass unnoticed. It was on such occasions that the dining room took on a festive appear- 
ance, for gay streamers and place cards on the big party table in the corner appealed as 
strongly to the eye as the goodies did to the taste. 

These are only a few of the things that have occurred during our two years at Taconic 
Hall. Years so full of work, and such jolly good times together, will long be remembered 
by us all. 

Dorothy Gray 

®tp> Utok Siting 

k TUDY hour in the dormitory! That time of all times when silence prevails through- 
out the building. But hark! The silent spell is broken and a sharp giggle penetrates 
the brooding stillness. Then follow mysterious sounds — the pit pat of cautious feet — 
more giggles, grunts and groans. At last nine-thirty arrives. On the second and 
third floors, doors open simultaneously and occupants emerge. Like twin flashes of light- 
ning our efficient ushers, L. Brewer and E. Boyle, speed down to the reception hall to await 
the arrival of the guests. 

Whether led by curiosity or by loyalty to the students, nearly all of the teachers and 
all of the Juniors are present. Soon the ears of the expectant throng catch the weird fantas- 
tical strains of distant music. Nearer and nearer it comes until, in the fullness of its glory, 
the band marches into the reception hall. It is led by K. Tracy, the impresario, born, reared 
and educated in West Stockbridge. Next in line is the dust-pianist, M. Miller; the violinist, 
H. Chace ; and that musical prodigy, D. Gray, from whose bow comes the wildest and most 
turbulent strains. The comb-o, under the masterful hand of E. Hammond yields tones 
that might come from another world, so unrestrained and entrancing are they. Pending 
the arrival of the bridal procession, the band renders several movements of an obscure 

And now comes the bridal party. As the bride, C. Hyde, tall, stately, and a trifle 
bored, comes in on her father's arm, there is a long, long trail of her scarlet gown a-winding 
after her. Her veil is a sheet, held to her head dress by a decorative bit of picture wire. 
The bridal bouquet is of fleur de cabbage. The bride's father, A. Joyce, is wearing a checked 
pinch-back over an abbreviated Palm Beach suit. His visage is adorned by goggles and 
a bedraggled Van Dyke. The flower girl, G. Creelan, wanders hither and thither strew- 
ing slippery petals before the bridal party. The bridesmaid, W. Wood, walks alone and is 
garbed in an exquisitely draped gown of changeable silk. Her smart train is of burlap, 
folded over a cleverly concealed beet, which proves a pitfall for the unwary. 

Now comes the most essential part of the procession — the groom, M. Lewis, attired in 
a buck private's uniform. Five feet one in French heels, he presents a most imposing spec- 
tacle. A Van Dyke lends dignity to his stern countenance and is the envy of every man 

With the groom, walks, H. Tracy, the best man. He wears a white sailor suit with 
an easy grace most uncommon in a sailor. The bride's mother, H. Moore, marches sadly in, 
weeping copiously, no doubt out of sympathy for the groom. Her gown is concealed by 
an evening wrap of original design, which has been copied by "Vogue." Her chapeau is 
a Chaplin sailor, donned with the aid of a shoe horn. 

The rabbi, G. Montgomery, is wearing robes consisting of a bathrobe, partially covered 
by a trailing tapestry of rare design. His hat is a waste paper basket covered with a sailor's 
tie, and it retains its position as if held by an unseen hand. The text is impressive, being 
gathered from diverse sources. Even the guests are moved to tears by the solemnity of 
the occasion. The single ring service is used; at the fateful moment our hero slips a dough- 
nut on the blushing bride's finger. 

At this point, a tardy guest, L. Smith, arrives. Attired in a picture hat and a childish 
smock, she is quite petite and fetching. 

To a revised edition of Mendelssohn's Wedding March the procession files majestically 
out, to return in a moment to enjoy the dancing which follows. 

Agnes E. Joyce 

3From th? fitanj nf a Snrm (Ktrl 

Monday — 

This proved the most horrid day I ever spent. The rising bell woke me up at 6:30! 
I started to see how long it rang, but fell asleep before it stopped. The ten after seven 
awoke me the next time, yet I would have gotten into breakfast on time, but my shoe string 
broke! Waited around for mail until one minute of nine, and then did not have any. Fell 
asleep in chapel while listening to an inspiring talk by our Principal. Failed when I was 
called on in Psychology, and lost a perfectly good reputation. 

Tuesday — 

Happy day — Got a letter from Jack, and he loves me more than ever. Showed my 
ability as orator when called on to give a speech in Oral Composition. Class meeting at 
1:15 P. M. (only two on hand). Skipped out the back door during "gym" and went to the 
movies. Ice cream for dinner! Had a fine fashion show after study hour. 

Wednesday — 

Was awakened at 5 :30 when fire alarm rang. Had a wonderful interesting lecture on 
"Culture". Begin teaching tomorrow! Had a short conference of an hour and a half with 
my teacher, who told me I was to write only four lesson plans. 

Thursday — 

Rained cats and dogs. We all felt grouchy. Had a fine drawing lesson with Miss 
Pearson, in which I practiced balance, rhythm and harmony. Celebrated my merits by 
giving a midnight spread. 

Friday — 

What do you suppose I learned today? Mr. Smith told us that he was never in love. 
That's queer! Had tomato bisque soup and baked beans for lunch. After dinner went to 
the carnival. Stopped on our way back to have a "Normal High Ball." 

Saturday — 

Got up at 9:30! Renovated my room according to rules and regulations given in 
Sanitation class (?). Did my washing and ironing in twenty minutes. Went down street to 
see the sights. 

Sunday — 

Slept late. Fred, Bet, Dot, Peg and I made a breakfast on sweet chocolate. Went 
to church. Heard a fine sermon on "Opportunities." Wrote a letter to Jack. Started to 
study at 9:30. 

"Glad" Montgomery 

©ittatte iCifp 

" ^"jlTUN in outside life?" you ask. "What a foolish question! Of course we outside girls 

*|1 have fun — not all the joys of Normal School belong to the "dorm".girls. We certainly 

^"^ keep up to them, and sometimes I think we — ." This was as much as I overheard 

of the conversation — but as I went on my way I realized that all the outside girl had 

said was true. 

The girl who partakes of "outside life" does not necessarily live a life of monotony. 
No, indeed! Just ask an outside girl about some of the good times she has had. Ask 
her if she remembers the spread that was prepared in the cooking room and served on the 
dining-room table moved out into the corridor. She will tell you about it in such a way that 
perhaps you will wish you had been there to see for yourself. Surely, you would have enjoyed 
the color scheme. Do not think that we shall forget the knowledge gained at Normal about 
color schemes. Now the color scheme of this memorable spread was — don't gasp! — 
green and orange. Truly "red devil," or, to call it by a more conventional name, tomato- 
rarebit harmonizes beautifully with the green plant which we had as a centerpiece. Yet I 
must not forget to add that the outside girl will tell you how that "red devil "harmonizes 
with herself, when she is eating it. 

This was only one of the spreads — for each girl could tell you about a different one 
served in the lunch-room, perhaps to celebrate a birthday or even to celebrate the last 
day before each vacation. 

I wonder also if that girl will ever forget the noon hours— the gay chatter at the lunch 
table and those never-to-be forgotten noon hour chats in the assembly room. What was 
there to talk about? Ask the outside girl — she knows. Perhaps you'd be surprised ! The 
Psychology book which was clung to during those "gossiping minutes" was forgotten in 
the interest which all had in the topic under discussion. 

And then the mock wedding, and the wedding repast at Clifford's restaurant, and the 
theatre party, and — ! "Enough said," you say. Oh, but the outside girl could tell you 
more — but perhaps this is enough for one time. She is ready for an appointment any time 
to tell you more about the life of an outside girl at the Normal School. 

Ethel V. Clayton 

Ullje ifflork at*tomg 

^tJtjHAT could we do? For a whole week nothing in particular had happened. We 
1 jl couldn't have another spread, and anyhow we wanted something different. Yes 
we will have a mock wedding, a real nice one, — a military wedding and ... So 
ran the conversation every noon during that week. We tried to keep it a secret, but how could 
we? The Juniors sat at the next table to us and always kept their ears alert to all we said. 
We then proceeded to choose our bridal party. First, who would be our bride and 
groom? Finally, "Meanie" Deguire for the bride and Janet Madison for the groom were 
unanimously chosen. Then we chose Marcella Barrett for the minister, Mary Collins 
for the bridesmaid, and Alice Nichols for the best man. Laura Charon was to be the brides 
stern father and Frances Dooley, her mother. Would this complete our party? Indeed 
not, we must have flower girls and train bearers, for whoever saw a wedding of such im- 
portance without these? So "Genie" McLaren and Leafy Hicks were the flower girls while 
the train bearers were "Cat" Macksey, "Joe" Tallarico, Sara McCann, Dawn Williams 
and Mary Hillard. 

The next thing we did was to write our invitations to the Juniors and Faculty. It 
read thus: 

Your presence is requested 

at the marriage of 

Iona Million and 0. B. Joyful 

in the Normal Hall at 4:30 

Dec. 16, 1919 

At precisely the hour, when all the guests were assembled in the Chapel, the bridal 

party entered to the strain of Lohengrin's Wedding March, beautifully rendered by Miss 

0. B. Youthful, better known to us as Ethel Clayton. Miss O. U. Cuckoo, alias Harriet 

Haskins, sang with charm the piece, "I Love You Truly." 

The procession was led by the flower girls, who looked very dainty and pretty. These 
were followed by the bridesmaid, becomingly gowned in a blue satin evening dress. The 
bride, Miss Iona Million, was unusually charming in her white satin dress and bridal veil 
worn in the Russian cap effect. The groom and best man looked exceedingly gallant in their 
well fitted uniforms and trench caps. 

Reverend R. U. Smart performed the ceremony with much apprehension as to the 
outcome, seeing that there was a vampire in the case. There was no weeping or wailing of 
the onlookers, as the wedding was no frivolous affair. The ring, cast from a horseshoe nail 
(no more than one of Woolworth's best) was carried in on a meat platter. 

The ceremony was rather long, owing to the stammering of the minister and the 
pleading of the vampire. However, the father with scornful dignity settled the matter by 
giving her a check for a million dollars. 

After the ceremony, the members of the party and guests adjourned to the reception 
hall, the "gym"- - for dancing, and later to Clifford's Hotel where the wedding feast was 

The friends of the bride and groom extended them their wishes for a long and de- 
lirious life. 

The couple left on an "unannounced wedding trip." 

On their return they will make their home on the main road to Peru where the groom 
holds a responsible position as janitor of the country school where Mrs. 0. B. Joyful for- 
merly acted as teacher. 

Mary C. Hillard 

Utary nf a Sown <Strl 

Monday — 

Dear Journal: I started the week wrong by missing that dear old eight o'clock car. 
I really had some work to do before school, but then I was spared the agony of sitting so 
still and calm during Chapel, and I suppose I was lucky, in a way, that I missed the car. 

This noon we had a gorgeous "spread". We had creamcake and "Red-Devil" (a 
"devilish" combination), and I had such indigestion during Psychology that I nearly expired. 

Tuesday — 

I got the car all right this morning, but it was raining and I didn't have time to get an 
umbrella. I didn't mind so much though. The walk up Church Street (in the rain) is 
wonderfully good for developing one's power of resistance. By June I shall be able to dive 
into the ocean without getting wet. 

I planned on getting the 4.30 car but "a student proposes, and the Lit. teacher disposes." 
I had to stay until five-thirty copying a poem. I always hated poems anyway. 

Wednesday — 

R. L. S. gave us a written lesson in Psychology today. I spent half the period trying 
to remember to what book the questions referred, but as I haven't an intimate acquaint- 
ance with any of them I decided to write at random. 

In sewing, I punctured my finger with the needle twice, and nearly severed "Ag's" 
digit with my scissors. I suppose R. L. S. would say that I was "developing a very unique 
type of mania." 

Thursday — 

I went auto-riding with Bob last night and I had such a glorious time that I forgot 
that I had a Lit. lesson to write until I was putting my left foot on the car this morn- 
ing. Lou loaned me a pencil and I managed to write it, after a fashion, but I got so excited 
that I forgot to take my lunch when I got off. There was some cream cake in it, too. I 
had to go down-street for lunch. My! Church Street seems awfully long during noon 

Friday — 
Somehow I was very sleepy this morning and when the question, "Do you get the 
point, Miss — ?" was hurled at me in Geography class, I said, "Yes — certainly — of course," 
rather gushingly. To tell the truth, I didn't know whether he meant the point of a joke 
or of a pin. 

We got our Psychology papers back today. I got a nice fat-looking 'B'. Perhaps 

it wasn't so corpulent when judged on a percentage basis but it looked good enough to me. 

Lou and I were going home (or to the movies if they looked good) at 3 :15, but the T. S. 

teacher decreed that I confer with her at 4, so we changed our minds. We had to stand up all 

the way home on the car. I dropped my books and lost some valuable papers. Resolved : 

That strap-hanging be abolished. 

Marcella Barrett 

ijmtBpIjfllii Arts (Class 

/lT OOKING means the knowledge of Medes, and of Circe, and of Calypso, and of Helen, 
II I and of Rebekah, and of the Queen of Sheba. It means the knowledge of all herbs, 
^**^ and fruits, and balms, and spices; and of all that is healing and sweet in fields and 
groves, and savory in meat; it means carefulness, and inventiveness and willing- 
ness, and readiness of appliance; it means the economy of your great-grandmother and the 
science of modern chemists; it means much tasting, and no waiting; it means English thorough- 
ness and French art, and Arabian hospitality; and it means in fine, that you are to be 
perfectly and always "Ladies"— "Loaf givers." 


So we learned in our cooking class. All of this and more is included in our training along 
this line. Everything from pickling to candy, from hot drinks to iced ones, from soups to 
desserts, we have tried. Our successes were dazzling to behold, and our failures — Whose 
fault was it when two sponge cakes decided to leave their protecting tins and scorch on the 
hot oven bottom? There surely must have been an evil spirit pervading those two ! 

But in order really to prove our abilities and in order that others besides ourselves 
might be judges, we gave several luncheons. The first was given January 15, 1920. The 
hostess was Miss Montgomery and the two well-trained waitresses were Miss Clayton and 
Miss Hicks. The menu was as follows: 

Tomato bisque soup Croutons 

Salmon salad Baking powder biscuits 

Apple pie a la mode 

The next attempt was on January 29, 1920 when a rather impromptu luncheon was 
served. Although some guests arrived rather unexpectedly, everything came out all right in 
the end. Miss Varrell, Mrs. Van Etten, Miss Braden, Miss Searle and Julia Plumb were the 
guests of honor while the Misses Haskins and Wood served. The other members of the class 
ate with the guests. 

Again the first part of February, the Household Arts and Kindergarten girls united 
in giving a luncheon in honor of Mrs. Couch, to show their love and admiration for her. 
This, like the others, proved a great success. 

The first part of February we were initiated into the art of needlework. While some 
members of the class excelled in this line, others had had no more experience than sewing 
on buttons. Before passing the course, everything in the art of dressmaking had to be 
mastered. We made every kind of stitch ever invented — and some the like of which was 
never seen before or since. To test our powers, shirt waists, nightgowns, sewing bags and 
dresses were made. 

We were taught that ability to patch and darn along with knowledge of budget making 
helps make sailing in "Household Hearts" courses much smoother and less liable to "House- 
hold Heartaches." As some members of our class are planning immediate ventures in this 
direction (and all will follow sooner or later) the patching, darning and budget making pro- 
gresses wonderfully. 

Our success is due to the sympathy and friendly leadership given us by our instructor, 
Miss Varrell. In acknowledgment of which we hope that other classes will appreciate her 
as much as she deserves. 

Winifred B. Wood 

oJIjf Sunbrrgartw (Mubb 

3T can be truthfully said that the members of the Kindergarten class, numbering seven, 
have been conscientiously trained by their beloved instructor, Mrs. Graves, to be- 
come teachers that will do justice to the Normal School and to the boys and girls soon 
to be under their leadership. 

We owe a great deal to our teacher, who always enters the classroom with a "Good 
afternoon, Girls" and a "Good Old Southern Smile." Many a happy moment have we 
spent listening to illustrations and educational stories of her wide and varied experiences. 

It surely is hard sometimes to act the part of a kindergartener or a first grade child, but 
do we regret the hours we have spent thus and the knowledge we have gained of children 
and their plays and games? No, not in the least. 

The names of Froebel, Rousseau and Pestalozzi will ever be in our minds, and their 
teachings will, we hope, be applied in every one of our schools, whether in the country or 
the city. 

The words "Kindergarten Class" do not bring to mind merely the thoughts of work, 
but also the thoughts of many pleasures. 

We shall always remember the good times enjoyed during the year both in and out of 
the classroom. Have any forgotten the party given as a surprise in honor of our teacher in 
the dining room of Normal Hall? Every member of the class was present to enjoy the bounti- 
ful repast which each girl helped to furnish. Just think for a moment of Miss McCann's 
salad, or of the ice cream. Doesn't it make your mouth water? 

Surely our hearts will always recall Mrs. Graves' class with the happiest of thoughts 
and the fondest of memories. 

Alice M. Nichols 

Hotter i£>pmlf Wnk 

®HEY tell us there is "nothing new under the sun," yet English Better Speech week 
is something that the nation has not had occasion to celebrate heretofore. From 
November second to November ninth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, the country, 
through its schools started a forward movement toward better speech from all its people. 
Here in the Normal School, we were particularly active. About a month before the cam- 
paign opened we were busy writing songs and making posters with such appropriate quo- 
tations as, "Weigh your words carefully," "Keep our language pure," "We have room but 
for one language, the English language," or "They also serve who speak good English." 
These posters were hung in conspicuous places throughout the building, so that many 
callers who happened in during those weeks wanted to know what they all meant, which 
of course was exactly the result we wished; namely, to get everybody interested in our 

During the campaign week we had special exercises. On Monday morning in chapel 
Mr. Murdock gave a talk on the value of Good English, and Miss Baright told us something 
of the origin and history of the Better Speech Movement in the United States, and both 
emphasized the necessity for teachers tc try to express their ideas in the best pos- 
sible way at all times. 

Tuesday morning the Seniors participated in a match to test their knowledge of pro- 
nouncing every day words. This went far to demonstrate to us all how sadly remiss we were, 
and what we must do as an outcome of this special campaign. 

Wednesday morning we were favored by the Juniors with a spelling match, wherein 
certain points in regard to spelling were brought to our attention. 

Thursday morning was given up to a very delightful lecture by Dr. Clare, on "Value 
of Good English." The speaker was both practical and inspirational and in his own delivery 
presented an excellent illustration of "clear, clean, beautiful speech." 

These exercises culminated in a little play, entitled "The Better Speech Child," 
given Friday morning by some of the Senior girls. 

The work of this week made a very strong impression on each and every one of us, who, 
I know, will henceforth endeavor to help young America keep the English Language "pure, 
clean, and beautiful." 

"We will rally round our speech, girls, 

We'll rally once again, 

Shouting the battle cry, "One Language!" 

We will try to speak distinctly, 

We will try to give up slang, 

Shouting the battle cry, "One Language!" 

Good English forever, hurrah, girls, hurrah! 
Up with the right word, down with the wrong; 
While we rally round our speech, girls, 
We'll rally once again 
Shouting the battle cry, "One Language!" 

Laura M. Smith 

©he fkntuj Mortal 


,N Friday evening, April 9th, a Penny Social was held in the gymnasium. This had 
been suggested by the "Ways and Means" Committee as a source of obtaining money. 
Small bags were made to send to all friends, and attached to these bags there were 
cards which bore the following inscription : 

"We send you here a little sack; 

Please bring it with you or send it back 

With as many pennies as you are old — 

We promise the number will never be told. 

On Friday evening a social we hold 

When April is only nine days old. 

In this way a great many pennies were obtained, and on April 9th everyone assembled 
for a good time. There were many enjoyable games and "stunts," and also a short enter- 
tainment by the girls. Afterwards there was a grand march, followed by dancing. 

Doughnuts and hot coffee were served for refreshments, and everything was a great 
success from beginning to end. 

Laura P. Brewer 

(Hhe (£irnt0 

©H ! what a crowd of anxious youngsters — and, we may even say, grown ups — thronged 
our "gym" door on Friday evening, May the twenty-first! What were they there 
for? The world famous "Darnum and Daily Circus" was in town. 

As is customary in other large circuses, numerous side shows offered a rare treat 
for the early comers. In brief, these were: Reginia McLaren as Fat Lady; Janet Madison as 
Madame Fortuna, a noted fortune teller; the bearded lady; the acrobats; and the wild ani- 
mals; but perhaps one of the greatest attractions was Jumbo, the world's largest elephant 
(on week days worn as a pendant by a member of our class). 

Then came the grand parade of all the circus performers when the celebrated dis- 
cordant "jazz" band, under the leadership of Winifred Wood, an apt former pupil of Sousa, 
escorted in Mr. Darnum, to the tune of "Here's to Uncle Sammie." 

After several pleasing, inharmonious selections by the band, Mr. Darnum, our own 
Dorothy Gray, announced that it was necessary for him to act as ring master because of the 
absence of the deceased Mr. Dailey. In a most fluent manner, he introduced each of the 
entertainers. The first to appear was Gladys Montgomery as Mademoiselle Tiddle de 
Winks, a graceful bareback rider, mounted on a footstool. Her dexterity in that line was 
not to be questioned. Winifred Wood as Madame Twinkle Toe, a tight rope walker, appear- 
ed light of foot and easy of grace. An exhibition of the "light fantastic toe" was given by 
our solo dancer, Sara McCann. Carolyn Hyde as an Oriental acrobat "went through 
the stick," a stunt of her Celestial country. No less entertaining was the medium, Madame 
Gabski, who was Agnes Joyce, assisted by Mabel Lewis as Genevieve. 

Other enjoyable features were two dances. One, a gypsy dance, in which Mabel 
Lewis, Dawn Williams, Grace Creelan and Sara McCann demonstrated their skill, proved 
delightful. The other was the "Seven Jumps" which was put on by our clowns, who were 
Harriet Haskins, Janet Madison, Ethel Clayton, Margaret Miller, Alice Nichols, Arminia 
Deguire, and their mascot, Winslow Williams. 

You ask, "Were there any 'eats'?" There certainly were! Cracker jack, gum and 
candy drew a large crowd to the booths during intermission. Of no less importance was 
the ice cold pink lemonade, without which no real circus could run. 

We were convinced that our spectators had an enjoyable evening, for when our band 
struck up the tune "We Won't Go Home Until Morning," they refused to leave. 

In fact, the affair proved a success in every way, and much credit is due to those 
who planned it. 

Carolyn B. Hyde 

Otyp ($u?rall f artg 


,F all the delightful entertainments shared by the Normal School this year, the Over- 
all Party, given to the students by the Faculty, was undoubtedly one of the most 

Invitations requested guests to appear in work-a-day costume at the gymnasium on 
the evening of April twenty-fourth. The response was highly gratifying, for among the 
assembly were representatives from almost every walk of life, all demonstrating their use- 

There were farmers and farmerettes in overalls and straw hats; chauffeurs, whose 
begrimed dusters attested to many long-suffering interviews with obstinate wheels and 
levers; milk-maids and berry-pickers; nurses and nursemaids; agents displaying their fine 
stock of overalls and other work-a-day garments. Besides these, there were a number of 
housewives, attired in bungalow aprons and caps, carrying brooms, brushes and dusters, 
all ready for spring cleaning. Let us not forget to mention the Queen of the Tubs who car- 
ried her washboard and soap about with her, generously offering to launder perfectly any- 
thing from the daintiest of laces to the most substantial of goods ; nor the ladies of Art and 
of Letters, who, by the badges of distinction which they wore, and the brushes and pens 
they carried, convinced us that they had already accomplished much, and were pressing 
onward toward greater renown. One of the most attractive features of the evening was the 
entrance of the Juniors, who appeared in middies and bloomers, with hair streaming, all 
running, skipping and jumping rope. They were, indeed, the merry, light-hearted children 
that we know them to be. 

When all had gathered, the company formed in twos, and enjoyed the Grand March, 
which is the ideal manner of beginning such an evening's program. As the music ceased, 
the striking procession drew up in groups of four, in readiness for dancing the Portland 
Fancy and French Reel. As many among the Faculty were unfamiliar with these dances, the 
students enjoyed the golden opportunity of instructing their instructors. All were apt pupils, 
and the Portland was indeed Fancy, and all Reeled spiritedly. 

Next we were delightfully entertained by Mrs. Graves' trained orchestra, in which 
the members of the Faculty took part. It was a most effecting sight to behold our instructors 
arranged in orchestra formation, with drums and tambourines; with triangles and cymbals; 
with pipe and horn and combs. The director explained that, owing to unusually marked 
musicianship and initiative among the members of her band, we must not be alarmed 
should an individual be suddenly carried away into flights of ecstasy with his instrument, 
or otherwise be in need of a restraining word, for, with but one swift, unerring, reproving 
glance, she could easily call him back to earth, and to play in exquisite harmony with the rest. 
Undoubtedly, the spirits moved that evening, for the occasional reprimands from the leader 
were quite amusing. Among the selections rendered were, "The Anvil Chorus" and "We 
Won't Go Home Till Morning." 

We were next favored with a solo by Mr. Smith, in which he recalled his wooing of 
the fair maiden whom he beheld at her household tasks, each morning more adorable 
than on the preceding day. 


This was followed by the Bean Setting folk dance, charmingly rendered by six of the 

A demonstration of the right and proper way of performing the household tasks for 
each day of the week was next given by all the teachers. They certainly outdid them- 
selves in this. From "This is the way we wash our clothes" to "This is the way we goto 
church", they entered whole-heartedly into the fun, and, surely, a most praiseworthy 
example was set for us. 

At the conclusion of the dramatization, the Seniors were challenged to play a game of 
Volley Ball with the Faculty. The opponents drew up on opposite sides of the net, and 
a lively game followed, with many good points gained for both sides. By a very close score, 
the Seniors won. 

Next, the Juniors were invited to play a game of Double Goal with the Faculty. This 
proved to be the most exciting game. For some time the Juniors were in advance, but the 
teachers steadily gained upon them, and, in the end, won the victory. 

Then what should appear in our midst but a table spread with attractive goodies! 
It was suggested that, since the passing of the Prohibition Law, we would, doubtless, con- 
tent ourselves with Adam's Ale and the companions of his early days in the Garden of Eden. 
The latter appeared in the form of sheep, goats, lions, buffaloes and many others. The 
dessert of candies which followed this elaborate meat course was most toothsome. 

The last event of the evening was a game of Stationary Basketball played between 
Seniors and Juniors. Great skill was shown by both teams, and, by a very few points, 
the victory was won by the Seniors. 

Prizes, in the form of money, were most generously offered by the Faculty to the Seniors 
for their victory in the games of Volley Ball and Basket Ball, and to the Juniors for their 
school spirit, as exhibited by their large attendance at the party. 

Very unwillingly the group dispersed, as the hour was growing late, and the students, 
at least, felt that the Faculty were right royal entertainers. 

Margaret Miller 

(Quips anh Cranks 



Mr. Smith — "How does a horse pace?" 

Miss Moore — "He throws all his four feet forward at the same time." 

Mr. Smith — "What part of the human "body is very sensitive to feeling besides 
the hands? (expecting class to answer tongue) 
Miss Montgomery — "The elbow." 


Mr. Smith — "What other sense has the grasshopper beside those already men- 
Miss Macksey — "Common sense." 

Mr. Smith — "What would we do if we had never seen?" 
Miss Nichols — "We wouldn't know what we had missed." 

Mr. Smith — "You've been in a cowbarn, Miss Montgomery." 
Miss Montgomery — "Well I guess so — I live on one." 

Mr. Smith — "Where is the anterior end of the clam?" 
Miss Wood— "The front". 

Miss Hyde — in zoology class proceeded to give an eloquent description of the 
'gills" of a clam. 

Mr. Smith — "Can you tell anything about the flicker's tail?" 
Miss Wood— "Yes, he sits on it." 


Mr. Smith — "What is the use of sea-gulls? Why do we have laws to protect 

A bright Senior — "To let sailors know when they are approaching land." 

Mr. Smith — "A frog isn't scared if you go to pick him up." 

Miss Haskins — "Maybe they aren't, but they go fast enough when you're after 



Mr. Smith — "What feathers from a chicken are used for pillows?" 
Miss Hillard— "The tail feathers." 

Mr. Smith — "If I had a balky horse I would take it out and "lick" it every 
day and break it." 

Miss Haskins — "It wouldn't do any good. We had one." 


Miss Baright, reciting a few lines of a poem — "There is color in his cheek, 
There is (forgetting the next word) — something-in his eye." - 

Miss Baright, in connection with English Speech Week, said she had asked Mr. 
Murdock if she might get someone of note to come and speak to the school — "And I've 
persuaded Mr. Murdock to say this much, 'You get the man and we will back you up.' 
So I'm going out for a good man." 

P. S. And she got him. 

Miss Baright — "Where is your tongue when you sound 's'?" 

Miss Deguire, sounding "s" — "It . . .it seems to be between my teeth." 

Miss Baright — "That is where it always is." 

Miss Baright — "In what grade would you use this story?" 

Miss Haskins — "I would use it in a little higher grade than the lower." 

Miss Plumb, speaking about inns with the names on them — "There is 'Sweet- 
heart Inn' over at Shelburne Falls." 

Miss Baright — "I don't know about that one." 
Miss Wood — "What sign do they have?" 


Miss Joyce, discussing good and poor writers — "How do you like Thomas?" 
Mrs. Graves — "As a writer I like him, but I never could love him as a man." 
Miss Joyce — "Well, he is married, anyway." 

Mrs. Graves — "Do you think you can let the book by James go?" 
Miss Miller — "Yes . . . but I like it very much." 
Mrs. Graves — "I always was in love with James." 


Miss Smith — "What's that steam pipe that comes up through the roof in the 

Miss Varrell — "Where? I don't know just what you mean, Miss Smith." 
Miss Smith — "Why ... it seems to come up from down below." 

Miss Varrell — "What causes hot air to rise?" 

Miss Williams — "Why, more hot air pushing behind it." 


Miss Varrell — "We shouldn't hang sacred pictures in the living room." 
Miss Hammond — "Well, isn't the Madonna and . . .Cupid a sacred picture?" 

Miss Smith — "How long since Cupid was a sacred picture?" 
Miss Collins — " Well, anyway, it has wings." 

Miss Varrell, explaining how to set and clear a table "After dessert dishes 
have been removed, the guests remain talking with the coffee and nuts." 

Miss Varrell — "What causes milk to curdle?" 
Misss Williams, in stage whisper — "Thunder." 

Miss Varrell — "Some children don't get the growing foods they need." 
Miss Wood to Miss Williams — 'Wow; I know what is the matter with us." 

Miss Varrell — "How could you tell what constituents are in milk?" 
Miss Deguire — "Analyze it." 

Found on a test paper — "Yeast is a small plant, which grows and is skimmed 
usually from the top of beer or other drinks of familiar character. 


Mr. Smith, discussing industrial democracy — "Then, if you establish a home of 
your own, one of you will be boss?" 
Miss DeMarco— "Yes." 
Mr. Smith — "Well, I look forward to visiting your home." 

Mr. Smith — "You have all seen women dancers in a show haven't you?" 

Class— "Yes." 

Mr. Smith— "Well, I'll not imitate them." 

Mr. Smith — "Why are people created different?" 

Miss Montgomery — "Because we like variety." 

Mr. Smith — "Yes, if we didn't, we would like monotony." 


Mr. Smith — "What would be General Wood's greatest asset if he ran for pres- 

Miss Wood — "His name, of course." 

Miss Miller, discussing prohibition — "Why should people want 4%?" 
Mr. Smith — "Do you like your beer strong or weak?" 
Miss Miller — "Do you mean root beer?" 

Miss Lewis — "We have not found out what a lie is yet." 

Miss Tracy — "Miss Lewis knows well enough, but I suppose she wants a defi- 



Mr. Smith — "What do you think of our navy?" No answer. "Why, haven't 
you anybody in the navy? Brothers, of course." 

Miss Boyle, reading her ten desires — "Plenty of hair." 

Mr. Smith — "You know, we have some things in common, Miss Boyle." 

Mr. Smith— "Is gambling right?" 

Miss Dooley — "That depends with whom you are gambling." 

Mr. Smith — "And you never stole anything?" 
Miss Haskins — "Do you mean styles?" 

Miss Haskins — "Why don't you give up teaching school, if teachers' salaries 
are so low?" 

Mr. Smith — "Because I believe I am divinely appointed to teach you how to 
teach, Miss Haskins." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Why did they make the Southview Cemetery on a gravel 

Miss Wood— "Because it is easier to get down into it." 

Miss Charon, reporting on the project which she has to do for Geography — 
"I have started cutting out Hoosac Tunnel." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Maybe some children have even been as far down-as far as . . . 
where Miss Brewer comes from .... the last town in the state." 

Miss Wood, reading Geography report — "The Household 'Hearts' class met 
for Geography on Tuesday, etc." 

Miss Haskins, acting as leader in Geography — "Did those cards come in alone?" 
Miss Smith — "No, she brought 'em in." 

Miss Collins, starting to point out a place in Scotland on the map, during a 
lecture on the British Isles — "I have Ayr, but I can't find it." 

Miss McLaren — "The people of South America haven't the ambition to work 
as we have. " (?) 

Miss Haskins — "I have walked on logs in a river." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Didn't you find it rather dangerous?" 

Miss Haskins— "Oh! I didn't do it alone." (We wonder who went with her.) 

Mr. Eldridge— "What is the difference between a jinrikisha and gin rickey?" 

Miss Nichols— "Maybe it's the plural." 

Miss Haskins— "Maybe it's an old one ready to fall to pieces." 


Mr. Eldridge — "Well, Mr. Smith has just been to Boston, and he says it's very 
wet down there. You'd better ask him." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Does anyone know whom Adams was named after?" 
Miss Williams — "John Quincy." 

Miss Haskins, telling different methods of catching fish — "Netting (which 
sounded like knitting,) spooning and . . . . " 

Mr. Eldridge — "And catching them in seine (insane)." 

Miss Hyde, describing the Prince of Wales' visit to the United States — "He 
wore soldier's clothes, sailor's clothes, and once he wore an evening gown. When they 
shouted 'Welcome' three times to him, he was taken off his feet and his face flushed." 

Mr. Eldridge — "If you went down to the market how many could tell a codfish, 
halibut, or mackerel?" 

Miss Wood— "I could tell the codfish by the salt." 

Mr. Eldridge, questioning to find out if Mr. Fuller guided us thru the cotton 
mill— "What did he look like?" 

Miss Joyce— "Short." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Did he have light or dark hair?" 

Miss Joyce — "I don't know." 

Mr. Eldridge — "I thought you would notice that. " (Evidently he didn't know 
"Ag" is a man hater.) 

Mr. Eldridge, showing pictures of a marriage in Russia — "All they have to do 
is to go to a notary, give their intentions of marriage, and kiss the red flag." 

Miss Miller — "I wonder if there is any connection with our mistletoe." 

Mr. Smith — "When was man created?" 
Miss Joyce — "After apes and rabbits got thru." 

Mr. Smith — "Could you go thru this course and not say 'no' to some people?" 
Miss Haskins — "You don't have to go thru this course to say 'no'." 

Mr. Smith — "Do you believe there is any error in the Bible?" 
Miss Haskins — "I don't know, I haven't read it all." 

Mr. Smith — "Do you really believe that man is better than woman?" 
Miss Haskins — "That is a peculiar question to ask me." 

Miss Montgomery — "If we went to Rome, we would not smoke because we 
know it would hurt our constitutions." 

Mr. Smith — "How many have seen a live dear? I'm sure you all have." 


Mr. Smith — "Do you believe you are related to a pig?" 

Miss Gray— "Yes". 

Mr. Smith— "How?" 

Miss Gray — "By association." 

Mr. Smith — "What makes you think you have two eyes?" 
Miss Nichols — "I can see them." 

Mr. Smith — "Which is the more important, man or woman?" 
Miss Creelan— "Neither." 

Mr. Smith — "What kind of coloration would you consider a skunk had?" 
Miss Haskins— "Alluring." 

Mr. Smith — "What are you made of?" 

Miss Harrington — "Well, I'm not dust yet, but I expect to be sometime." 


Miss Hicks, reading the sentence "They call Venice Queen of the Adriatic" — 
"They call Venus Queen of the Adriatic." 

Mr. Eldridge — "Give the feminine of these words. Bachelor." 
Miss Haskins— "Old maid." 
Mr. Eldridge— "Monk." 
Miss Smith— "Monkey." 

Miss Montgomery, explaining the sentence "Molly, make the tea"- "Molly is inde- 
pendent by direct address." 

Mr. Eldridge, reading the next sentence — "Pshaw! that is nothing to worry 

Mr. Eldridge — "Why is that independent by exclamation?" 
Miss McLaren — "Because I see an exclamation point." 

ress I 

Miss Hyde, speaking of gender — "What is the difference between fort and fort- 

Miss Baright — "Why do we compare ideas?" 
Miss Collins — "That's a new question to me." 

Miss Baright — "What kind of a verb is the one in this sentence?" 
Miss K. Tracy— "Pure verb." 

Miss Baright — "Well, what kind of a verb is the other one?" 
Miss K. Tracy— "Impure." 


Miss Hyde — "The Virginians grow tobacco in the streets the same as we do grass. 

Miss Smith — "You believe in woman suffrage don't you, Mr. Smith?" 
Mr. Smith — "Yes, I believe in women's suffering as well as men." 

Mr. Smith, speaking of slave and free states — "When Texas came into the Union, 
how did it come?" 

Miss Haskins— "Whole." 

Mr. Smith — "How can we really do history? 

Miss Clayton — "By dramatizing it." 

Miss McLaren — "By means of tableaux." 

Miss Deguire — "There isn't anything 'doing' in a tableau, is there?" 

Miss Joyce, in arithmetic — "May I go get my arithmetic book? I forgot it." 
Miss Searle — "Did you forget your head?" 
Miss Joyce, uncertain as to what Miss Searle said — "Yes." 

Miss Pearson, criticizing the ducks which were drawn in handicraft class — 
"You see, we need to improve our shapes." 

Miss Brewer, entering the drawing room where there were numerous vases 
of flowers — "Doesn't it smell good. Just like . . . just like a funeral. I wonder who's dead?" 

Mr. Smith, in the garden — "There is just enough breeze to make it interesting." 
Again — "Never plant your foot in the garden." 

Mr. Smith, after explaining for almost a period when we should water a garden, 
turned quickly to Olive Lewis and asked, — "When should we water a garden?" 
Olive Lewis — "After dark." 

Miss Gibbs (overheard by a senior), after seeing students making chair seats 
in the manual training room — "Oh, what cute little bread boards they are making in there." 

Miss Searle, announcing a Victor record — "Don't be disturbed if you hear a 
man's voice." 

Professor — "I want you to get a 'B' on this exam, young man." 
Young man — "So do I. Let's pull together." 

Teacher — "Parse the word 'kiss'." 

Young lady — "This word is a noun but is usually used as a conjunction. It 
is never declined, and is more common than proper. It is not very singular in that it is 
usually used in the plural. It agrees with me." 

Gllaas lElwtuma 

Class giggler M. Barrett 

Most timid E. Boyle 

Youngest L. Brewer 

Most artistic H. Chace 

Most optimistic L. Charon 

Best all-round girl E. Clayton 

Most eventempered M. Collins 

Greatest social star G. Creelan 

Brightest A. Deguire 

Greatest anti-suffragist E. DeMarco 

Best thinker D. Gray 

Most ladylike E. Hammond 

Most studious M. Harrington 

Best singer H. Haskins 

Quietest L. Hicks 

Best looking M. Hillard 

Most conscientious C. Hyde 

Wittiest A. Joyce 

Most ambitious M. Lewis 

Most original C. Macksey 

Most admired J. Madison 

Cutest S. McCann 

Most mischievous R. McLaren 

Most enthusiastic M. Miller 

Most thoughtful D. Miner 

Neatest G. Montgomery 

Best sport H. Moore 

Most competent A. Nichols 

Most educated J. Plumb 

Most stylish D. Rubenstein 

Best leader L. Smith 

Worst manhater J. Tallarico 

Best-natured K. Tracy 

Most attractive H. Tracy 

Most athletic D. Williams 

Greatest heartbreaker W. Wood 

IFatmrtt? ^onga of tlj? Normality 

I Should Worry M. Barrett 

I'll Say She Does E. Boyle 

You'd Be Surprised L. Brewer 

Oh ! Frenchy L. Charon 

Gypsy Wanda H. Chace 

Smiles E. Clayton 

Oh, What a Pal Was Mary M. Collins 

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles G. Creelan 

Sweet Little Buttercup A. Deguire 

Dear Evelina E. DeMarco 

Slow and Easy D. Gray 

Out On The Deep E. Hammond 

Work For The Night Is Coming M. Harrington 

Memories H. Haskins 

The Road To Happiness L. Hicks 

All The Boys Love Mary M. Hillard 

Carolina Sunshine C. Hyde 

She's A Good Fellow A. Joyce 

Let The Rest Of The World Go By M. Lewis 

Billy's In Town C. Macksey 

Daisies Won't Tell J. Madison 

Come Back To Erin, Mavourneen S. McCann 

Bubbling Over R. McLaren 

I Want To Know M. Miller 

How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm D. Miner 

I'm Afraid To Go Home In The Dark G. Montgomery 

There's A Long, Long Trail H. Moore 

When I Look Into Your Eyes A. Nichols 

The Magic of Your Eyes J. Plumb 

Take Me To The Land Of Jazz M. Rubenstein 

Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning L. Smith 

Come, Josephine, In My Flying Machine J. Tallarico 

I Want My Ma K.Tracy 

'N'Everything H. Tracy 

In The Land Of Wedding Bells D. Williams 

Just Break The News To Mother W. Wood 

iEaunrit? ^nnp of tty? faculty 

There's A Little Bit of Bad In Every Good Little Girl Miss Baright 

Good Morning, Merry Sunshine Miss Braden 

There's An Angel Missing From Heaven Mrs. Couch 

Dear Old Pal Mr. Cummings 

I Need Thee Every Hour Miss Donelson 

My Heart's Good, But My Feet Won't Let Me Mr. Eldridge 

The Sunshine Of Your Smile Miss Ferguson 

Dixie Mrs. Graves 

Take Me Where The Cane Is Growing Miss Lamphier 

Why Teachers Go Wild Mr. Murdock 

Silver Threads Among The Gold Miss Pearson 

See Me At Twilight Miss Searle 

Everybody Shimmies Now Miss Skeele 

Good Night, Ladies Mr. Smith 

Little Mother Of Mine Mrs. Van Etten 

Hello, Central, Give Me 350 Miss Varrell 

Sara C. McCann 
Marcella G. Barrett 

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Marcella Barrett The Slim Princess 

Eliz\beth Boyle The Master's Violin 

Laura Brewer Sweet Girl Graduate 

Harriet Chace Hearts Content 

Laura Charon Short and Sweet 

Ethel Clayton Great Possessions 

Mary Collins Happy Recruit 

Grace Creela n What I Found Out 

Arminia Deguire Great Success 

Evelina DeMarco The Early Bird 

Dorothy Gray A Voice from the Country 

Elizabeth Hammond "Don't Give Up The Ship" 

May Harrington The Toiler 

Harriet Haskins House of Mirth 

Leafy Hicks Sense and Sensibility 

Mary Hillard On With The Dance 

Carolyn Hyde Six Feet Four 

Agnes Joyce Joy of Life 

Mabel Lewis The Road of Ambition 

Catherine Macksey Merry Chatterbox 

Janet Madison All For Love 

Sara McCann Fluffy Ruffles 

Reginia McLaren Happy Go Lucky 

Margaret Miller Persuasive Peggy 

Helen Moore A Girl of the Limberlost 

Alice Nichols Under the Country Skies 

Julia Plumb Missing 

Doris Rubenstein The Melting of Mollie 

Laura Smith As You Like It 

Josephine Tallarico The Conqueror 

Katherine Tracy Rose in Bloom 

Helen Tracy Midsummer Night's Dream 

Dawn Williams The Ring and the Man 

Winifred Wood Gold Brick 

Mr. Murdock Doctor of the Old School 

Miss Baright A Woman of Wit and Wisdom 

Mrs. Couch The Quality of Mercy 

Mr. Cummings A Likable Chap 

Mr. Eldridge Daddy Long Legs 

Mrs. Graves My Son 

Miss Lamphier To Have and To Hold 


Miss Pearson The Top Floor Idol 

Miss Searle Lover of Truth 

Miss Skeele A Friend of Many 

Mr. Smith When Dreams Come True 

Miss Varrell The Tale of Two Cities 

Miss Braden Jewel 

Miss Ferguson Our Mutual Friend 

Mrs. Van Etten Beloved by the People 

Pilgrim's Progress The advancement we have made since Sept. 1918 

The Bl^;ed Trail From Normal to Training School 

The Whole Year Round From Sept. to June 

Comedy of Errors Oral Composition 

Tales From Many Sources Between the Recitation Periods 

The Ha\ en of Refuge The Cloak Room 

Quality Street Church Street 

The Bridge of Sighs Lessons Plans 

Great Expectations Our Hopes for the Future 

Taming of the Shrew Bringing 1920 to Terms 

Tide Marks Our Teaching Marks 

Old Curiosity Shop Our Question Box in Geography (Where is it?) 

The Inner Shrine The office (to be avoided after a self-granted leave) 

The End of the Trail June 22, 1920 

For the Honor of the School This Publication 

Hidden Path Our Future 

All is Well that Ends Well School Year of 1919-1920. 

Mary Collins 
Laura Charon 

tjat Houlfc Ifappw 3ff: 

The back seats in Psychology were not occupied? 

Miss Searle forgot to write "See Me" on the Junior papers? 

The Seniors all agreed? 

The Juniors supported the Seniors? 

Everyone went to "Gym"? 

Mr. Jones smiled? 

Mary Hillard did not Jazz? 

Sara McCann were six feet? 

Molly Rubenstein forgot to look in the mirror? 

Miss Lamphier was early at chapel? 

Miss Varrell never had a telephone call? 

Mr. Eldridge dismissed his classes when the bett rang? 

Mrs. Couch were cross? 

Mr. Smith had wings? 

If a penny was rolling down hill would Harriet "Chace" it? No, but "Freddie' 

Can Carolyn "Hyde" or Elizabeth "Boyle?" 

Is Laura a "Smith," or Margaret a "Miller," or Drusilla a "Miner"? 

Alice M. Nichols 

TSnbB of Nnrmal 

Mid-week vacations Barrett 

Dumb waiter for lunch room Charon 

A maid to clean sinks in lunch room Clayton 

School jitneys Collins 

New arrangement of faculty on platform Deguire 

Study periods in curriculum DeMarco 

New sewing machines Haskins 

More matches in lunch room Hicks 

Co-ed school Hillard 

More recreation Macksey 

Psychology "trots" Madison 

More man dances McCann 

Chute-the-chute from attic to basement McLaren 

No school on cloudy days Nichols 

Less home work Tallarico 

Car run daily from Corinth Street to Normal Williams 

Jfarfta of 3anmtr fall 

Large, well-stocked medicine chests Boyle 

Dumb waiters Brewer 

Mashed potatoes every meal Chace 

Optional study hour Creelan 

Sleeping porches Gray 

Set of dishes for spreads Hammond 

Extra light bulbs Harrington 

Extra dictionaries Hyde 

Squeakless beds Joyce 

Individual stepladders Lewis 

Electric flatirons Miller 

Morris chairs in each room Miner 

Electric curlers for each room Montgomery 

Private shower baths MOORE 

Escalator Rubenstein 

Sound-proof walls Smith 

Unmarried night watchman H. Tracy 

Students' pass keys K. Tracy 

Individual fire escapes WOOD 

(Lest We Forget) 

"Onward, consistent, movement." 
"That's just right.' 
"Did you baste that seam?" 
"See me!" 

"Beyond the shadow of a doubt." 
"You get my point, don't you?" 

"This question has been on my mind for some time. We must face it." 
"Now is that plain?" 
Froebel and his kindergarten. 
Noon hour "spreads." 
The rising bell. 
Dr. James. 


Dawn G. Williams 



®Ije lattqiwt 

Time— 7.30 P. M., June 16, 1920 

Place — Richmond Hotel, North Adams, Mass. 

Characters— Class of 1920. 


Here's to the teacher who made our minds broader, 
Here's to the friend who made our lives fuller, 
Here's to the woman whose advice made us wiser. 
In sooth, she's a blessing, this wonder of ours. 

A teacher among teachers, 
A friend among friends, 
A woman among women. 
You ask what her name is? 
Why, of course, 'tis Miss Baright! 

Sara C. McCann 

Here's to Mr. Eldridge, 
Our friend so staunch and true, 
For many a time he's helped us 
To bear our burdens through. 

Here's to Mr. Eldridge, 
He wears a smile for you, 
'Twill cheer you on your pathway 
Whenever you feel blue. 

Gladys B. Montgomery 


{Apologies to Whittier) 
Blessings on thee, Junior Class, 
Carefree girls, with looks serene. 
Seeks for knowledge, every lass, 
Bringing books upon the scene. 
With their red lips, redder still, 
Kissed by rouge-box and much skill; 
With smiles upon their faces 
Learned through bluff's sweet jaunty graces, 
From my heart I give thee cheers,— 
I knew once a Junior's fears. 

Harriet J. Chace 



Here's to our Faculty! 

Long may they rule 
O'er the pupils who go 

To our State Normal School. 

For two years they've helped us 

To do as we should; 
May their influence always 

Be with us for good. 

The stomach's the way 

To a man's heart, 'tis said, 

So we've learned to make puddings 
And soups and fine bread. 

In handicraft classes 

We learned many arts; 
We were taught to drive nails 

By a breaker of hearts. 

Like grandmas of old 

With our knitting we sat, 

And we learned to cane chairs, 
And such things as that. 

Our health and its care 

Have been given great thought; 
To hop and to skip 

And to dance we've been taught. 

We enunciate now 

In a manner quite clear; 
Our "o's" and our "e's" 

You are certain to hear. 

Counting and singing 
Are both done with ease; 

Alone and together 

It is just as you please. 

Harmony, color, 

And beauteous line 
We must use in proportion 

To make a design. 


We studied some bugs 

To learn of the mind, 
Their natures and ours 

Being closely entwined. 

We know now of countries 

Ne'er heard of before, 
Of rivers and mountains 

And cities galore. 

The patience of teachers 

At the Mark Hopkins School 
Is not an exception 

But rather the rule. 

And to their leader 

Great credit is due. 
Her kindness is helpful, 

Her interest true. 

Assembly for us 

Has with pleasure abounded; 
With its fine moral lessons 

So ably expounded. 

So here's to our Faculty! 

Loyal and true. 
In all of these things, 

They've helped, — have helped you. 

As they have taught us 

In the two years just past, 
May they teach all who follow, 

E'en up to the last. 

Dawn G. Williams 


From out our own fair Berkshire Hills 

She came with merry laugh, 
And in our hearts the place she fills 

Was captured by that laugh. 
It ripples through her many tasks; 

It ripples through her play. 
0, loyal President of our class, 

May it ripple on for aye! 

84 N R M A L G U E 

From the quiet town of Adams, 

On a fair September day, 
A timid little maid did come 

To learn the teacher's way. 
This purpose she has well fulfilled, 

And many an art acquired, 
Today, as our Vice-President, 

She stands, by all admired. 

In a precious little note-book, 

Carried round with greatest care, 
You may look for any record; 

It will surely greet you there. 
For our faithful Secretary, 

In her systematic way, 
Has noted every item 

And placed it there to stay. 


We have handed money in ; 

We have taken money out; 
We have turned our little treasury 

Round and round about. 
But our plucky little treasurer, 

With agility of brain, 
Has straightened every tangle out, 

And set us right again. 

So here's to our faithful officers! 

The brave, the tried, the true! 
For them we wish unsullied joy! 

For them we wish success! 
For them we wish prosperity 

And wealth of happiness! 


"Man wants but little here below, 

Nor wants that little long; 
'Tis not with girls exactly so, 

But 'tis so in the song. 
Their wants are many, and, if told, 

Would muster many a score; 
And were each wish a mint of gold, 

They still would long for more— 

Mabel M. Lewis 

NOR M A L O G U E 85 

Here's to N. A. N. S., a merry old world, 

To its days both bright and blue, 

Here's to its future, man dances galore, 

Of which the girls always have a want for more. 

Grace M. Creelan 


I have a little lesson plan that goes in and out with me, 
And what could be the use of him, at first I did not see. 

For he seemed a frightful monster, and was feared by one and all. 
Now we know that he's a comrade, who will save us from a fall. 

The puzzling things about him were the first and the third rows, 
To tell content from method was the worst of earthly woes. 

What to do with the material to clinch the point we wished to make, 
Seemed a task so far above us, that at night we stayed awake. 

But wise instruction changed this monster to a friend both staunch and true, 
And now, when teaching lessons, the first thing we gladly do 

Is to write a plan in detail, for we know it is indeed 
A friend in time of trouble, and a help in time of need. 

May B. Harrington 


Between the work and the play time, 

When our Normal Course draws to an end, 

Let us pause for a moment's reflection 

Ton good times with schoolmate and friend. 

Our sisters, the Seniors of '19, 

A right royal welcome did give 
To us brave little Juniors — a reception 

WV11 remember as long as we live. 
The next was a Hallowe'en party, 

With black cats and goblins and ghosts, 
We Juniors then showed our big sisters 

That we, too, were capable hosts. 


At Christmas, a most unique party, 
With slams for each Senior, was held ; 

Followed close by inspection of stockings, 
Where more slams our merriment swelled. 

Each birthday we duly remembered 

With fine feasts attractively spread. 

After "Man Dance" or basketball party, 
What trial to march off to bed! 

Old Greylock, we scaled with great vigor, 

With camera and lunch-box well filled; 
The feast we enjoyed at its summit — 

And the view! — with both we were thrilled! 
Then, too, an excellent concert 

By the Glee Club, was given in May; 
And an equally skilful performance 

In the form of a Senior Class Play. 

With the Class Day, reception and dancing, 

And with their diplomas, too, 
The Seniors were ready to leave us, 

We bade them success and adieu. 

In September again we assembled, 

Our Senior career to pursue; 
To plan for the Junior Reception 

Was the very first thing to do. 
Oh, the witches and goblins and black cats 

That attacked us on Hallowe'en Eve! 
The Fashion Show held in the corridor 

Was more than one mind could conceive! 

A bridegroom and bride were united 

Amid an hilarious throng 
Of witnesses, pages and courtiers, 

Accompanied by jubilant song. 
Before a great fire in the dance hall 

Stood at Christmas, a beautiful tree, 
Well-laden with acceptable presents 

Which called forth much laughter and glee. 

A gay "Penny Social" soon followed, 

Affording us all a great treat; 
And soon, too, the Glee Club by songbirds, 

And "Man Dance" by lightest of feet. 
An "Overall Party" was given 

By our generous Faculty. 
All present in various roles 

Made a jolly company. 


The famous Darnum and Dailey 

Appeared in our quiet city, 
Attended by children and grown-ups 

Who enjoyed our performance so witty. 
Oh, the basket-ball, tennis and carums, 

Employing our leisurely hours! 
The Alumni Banquet we attended 

And enjoyed, 'mid downpouring showers. 

Oh, who can forget our Class Banquet, 

With toasting and stories of glee! 
Surely no other class at our Normal 

Gave a cleverer Class Play than did we. 
Our Class Day with mirth and with gladness 

We celebrated with praise. 
With precious diplomas presented, 

We completed our Normal days. 

Then here's to our Normal forever! 

And here's to her frolics and glee! 
Oh, for the good times we've enjoyed here, 

May we never cease praising to thee! 

Margaret Miller 

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/<fr LASSMATES and teachers, I pray accept these little gifts of remembrance which the 
IJI class of 1920 present to you. 

Mr. Murdock, the class presents this little aeroplane to you with all good wishes 
and we sincerely hope it will help you "make all necessary connections." 

Mrs. Couch, we wish to give you this bouquet of pansies so you will realize in the 
future that our thoughts often wander back to you. 

Miss Baright, as a symbol of our appreciation, we give this little book of poems to you. 

Miss Pearson, accept this little statue — it will bring back memories of 1920. 

Miss Searle, realizing how difficult it is for one to draw a perfect square, we leave to 
you this "T" square to manipulate instead of a tea wagon. 

Miss Lamphier, the class presents to you this ruler, which you will find is ruled to 
1-999 (.h of an inch. Therefore it will not be difficult for you to measure to the smallest mark. 

Miss Skeele, this jump-rope will prove of greatest assistance next year with the class 
of 1922. 

Miss Varrell, this record book is especially presented to you, to give an exact count of 
the many, many tests given in your course. 

Mr. Smith, we do hope this little winged doll will serve as a useful model in helping 
you perfect a new invention. 

Mr. Eldridge, accept this little watch, and do not fail to use it in the future in letting 
class out on time. 

Mr. Cummings, we leave you this cigar in appreciation for all you have been to us. 

Mrs. Van Etten, we leave to you this bottle of castor oil to use with your future 

Mrs. Graves, the class of 1920 wish to present you with this little poem, entitled 
"Kentucky Bell", for we realize many a "belle" has come from Kentucky. 

Training School Teachers, knowing the full value of organized knowledge; we pre- 
sent you with this model lesson plan. 

Marcella Barrett, to you we give this Jack-in-box so you may continue to giggle in 
the future. 

Elizabeth Boyle, to you this bo>ttle of hair tonic may prove useful. 

Laura Brewer, we leave to you this music box, so that you may always have ready 
music for dancing. 

Ethel Clayton, we fully understand that "Home Sweet Home" has many attractions, 
so we give you this time table to use every week-end next year. 

Laura Charon, accept this rattle to use in your kindergarten of the future. 

Harriet Chace, this box of water colors shows you how much we value your artistic 

Mary Collins, this wedding ring is presented to you in appreciation of the fact that 
"you are just dying to get married." 

Grace Creelan, we leave you this engagement book in which to keep easily forgotten 


Evelyn DeMarco, please do not use these tickets to the Empire Theatre, but always 
keep them as a remembrance of your Tuesday and Thursday afternoon engagements. 

Arminia Deguire, we leave you this little cab to use next year in case the stage to 
Plainfield should become disabled. 

Dorothy Gray, to you we give these dumb-bells so you may keep up your physical 
fitness in future years. 

Elizabeth Hammond, this check is given to you by the class as a means of attending 
the summer courses at M. A. C. 

Leafy Hicks, the summer and fall may prove very lonesome, so we leave you this 
little "Ford" to make frequent trips to Greenfield. 

May Harrington, this catalogue containing the location of all superintendents in 
this state will aid you in finding a good position. 

Mary Hillard, accept this powder puff, for we realize you are especially skilled in 
wielding one. 

Carolyn Hyde, we leave you this cook-book, with the hope that you will learn how to 
use all these receipes well. 

Agnes Joyce, this joke book will sometime prove this saying, "A friend in need is a 
friend indeed." 

Mabel Lewis, we leave you these curlers to use in the future. You will find them very 

Reginia McLaren, do not fail to keep this dance program ever filled, and you will 
always be happy. 

Catherine Macksey, we give you this collar and ribbon so you may take "Hiram" 
with you occasionally. 

Janet Madison, take these love powders as directed, and they will bring about satis- 
factory results. 

Margaret Miller, we leave you this "Eternal Question" to remind you of your 

Drusilla Miner, this booklet of panoramic views of "Lawrence" holds many attractive 
features for you. 

Gladys Montgomery, guard this little mirror well, for the class gives it to you only 
after careful and serious thought. 

Helen Moore, this rubber ball is given to you to develop your athletic inclinations. 

Sara McCann , these stilts are given you so you may truthfully say, "I am a real big 

Alice Nichols, to you we leave this check to visit "Georg-ia" by way of Orange. 

Doris Rubenstein, this "Big Een" will often bring back fond memories of your days 
in Normal. 

Josephine Tallarico, we leave you this model "man," and we do hope it will bring 
about some results. 

Helen Tracy, this diamond was given the class by a "Manly" youth to be 
presented to you with all good wishes. 

Katherine Tracy, accept this luncheon set, which will remind you of numerous spreads 
at Taconic Hall. 

Laura Smith, to you we present this little shovel and pail to use to good advantage 
at Martha's Vineyard. 

Dawn Williams, you are given this box of kisses to be used at the Empire 


Winifred Wood, we leave you this box of writing paper, so New Ashford will receive 
at least one letter a day. 

Classmates, these gifts are given to you as little tokens of remembrances of your 
school life here. Cherish them, and keep them always as little treasures of by-gone days. 

Witnessed by Harriet E. Haskins 

Leafy M. Hicks 
Catherine F. Macksey 



A iSose W Plymouth ©mtm 

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Miles Standish, Captain of Plymouth Mary Hillard 

Garrett Foster, of Weston's men Helen Moore 

John Margeson / p . , ^ , . Helen Tracy 

Philippe De LaNoye ( y mou c0 onlb s Josephine Tallarico 

Miriam Chillingsly, Cousin of the Captain Winifred Wood 

Barbara Standish, Wife of the Captain Elizabeth Hammond 

Resolute Story, Aunt of the Captain Ethel Clayton 

Rose De La Noye, Sister of Philippe Mabel Lewis 


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,UR Senior play, the scene of which was laid in the kitchen of the home of Miles 
Standish of Plymouth, was a four act comedy in which we were shown something 
of the life and customs of the early colonists. 

Captain Standish, of historic fame, is the leader and protector of the colony. 
His wife, Barbara, is a happy young matron. 

Aunt Resolute, a maiden lady, and the aunt of Captain Standish, has lately come 
to the colony in search of new sensations. These she finds in the Indian attasks, the rather 
wild life around the colony, and in the love affairs of Rose and Miriam. 

Rose, a petite and vivacious little French girl, has come to the colony to keep house 
for her brother, but owing to her youth and beauty, she is obliged to live with the Captain 
and Barbara. She falls in love with Garrett Foster, who by a turn of fortune has been 
thrown into the company of Weston's men who are widely known for their poor reputations. 
Garrett, in spite of fate being against him, proves himself worthy of trust and honor. For 
some misdemeanor, he is banished from the colony and during this time he sends a letter 
to Rose, telling her that he has heard that she is to marry John Margeson in the spring and 
wishing her happiness. This letter so angers Rose that just for spite she plights troth 
with John, who later proves himself a liar and scoundrel. 

In the meantime, Miriam and Philippe find that they are unable to pass through 
the journey of life apart so they, too, become engaged. 

Poor Aunt Resolute! Between her fear of wild animals, Indians, and her worries 
about her friends, she is nearly in despair. However, before the final lowering of the curtain 
each character receives his or her just reward, and we see Rose and Garrett, Miriam and Phil- 
ippe, the Captain and Barbara and Aunt Resolute happy and at peace while John Mar- 
geson is given time enough in which to repent of his sins. 

Harriet J. Chace 


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(Ekea (EolnrH 

'E scanned the spectrum o'er and o'er, 
And read and pondered books a score, 
To find what colors there might bless 
Our future work and happiness. 

To single one out from them all 
Was greater task than should befall; 
Each is a symbol of qualities fine 
And has its place in the great design. 

So, when we had with all our might 
Tried to discover what was right, 
We found that nearest to our hearts lay 
The colors that signify dawn of new day. 

Into our lives are now to come 
Days that we wish would never be done, 
Of service so royal, all hardships to span, 
Living that's regal, — the purple's true plan. 

The gold of character shall be 
Freed from its dross unceasingly; 
And so we choose the purple and gold 
As colors to which we shall always hold. 

May B. Harrington 

KhhvtBB nf WHrnm? 

In behalf of the Class of 1920, I wish to extend to each one of you a sincere and 
hearty welcome to our Class Day Exercises. One of the many pleasures of this 
day is the privilege which we have of greeting and entertaining our friends, who have 
shown their interest in us in so many ways. 

To us, who are about to graduate, this day brings mingled feelings of joy and sad- 
ness — joy, because of the happiness which the festivites of this day bring; sadness,because 
of the realizations which suddenly come to us. For now, we do realize, as we never did before, 
that we must leave all that we link with Normal School. For us, the words of the poet will 
always ring true — 

"We may build more stately mansions, 

But we cannot tuy with gold the old associations." 

We must also realize that as far as actual companionship is concerned, those many 
and fast friendships which have been formed during the past two years must be severed; 
yet far be it from any one 's thoughts that any of these friendships shall be broken. 

Many times, I trust, those paths, which each one of us is now about to choose, will 
lead back to this school, where we gained new aspirations, new ambitions, and new hopes. 
To those who have made our course so helpful and beneficial, to those who through their 
interest and sympathy, were not only our teachers, but our friends, to those who have kept 
"Eldorado" constantly before us, we can now express only words of gratitude. May the 
opportunity soon come, however, when we all can show our real appreciation, by means 
of the service which we render others. 

Today, dear friends, you are gathered to hear what we have to say for ourselves 
before we launch out on the sea of life. You will hear what we have done, and if you believe 
what our prophet has to say, what we are going to do. I feel sure you will enjoy all that you 
hear today, and that with your enjoyment there will come a fuller realization of what 
Normal School has meant to us. 

Once more, then, may I express to you a cordial welcome, and an earnest desire 
that to you there may come the fullest measures of enjoyment, so that this, our Class Day, 
may long be remembered as belonging peculiarly to the Class of 1920. 

Ethel V. Clayton 


EMBERS of the Junior Class, dear Schoolmates and Friends: 

It is with a feeling of deep regret, intermingled with joy, that we, the members 
of the Class of 1920, pause to say farewell. 

We suddenly realize that we must leave our dear Alma Mater to enter upon a new 
field of life. We see before us great opportunities to help and better our nation. We feel 
perfectly capable of filling these places, as we possess the invaluable knowledge and high 
ideals which our school offers. It is our pappose to go out into the world to win the love 
and respect of mankind, and the consciousness of having done our duty. 

Tomorrow we leave you, worthy Juniors, and our paths will henceforth be separ- 
ated. We leave our places for you to fill, granting you are deserving the name — Seniors. 

The year spent with you has been one of utmost happiness and the many memories 
of it shall long remain in our minds. Indeed, we were very fortunate to have such a willing, 
helping, friendly Junior Class. How could we have succeeded without your assistance and 
your unappeasable appetite for Hershey's Chocolate? 

As is the custom, allow me to give you a few bits of advice, hoping you will fol- 
low them. 

First, to those in the "Dorm": 

Do not waste your study hour. In fact if you are to live up to our record in the 
Training School you will need a longer study period. 

But, in case this is not granted, extinguish your lights at 10:15. Remember it is 
very unadvisable to attempt to study under a bed with a flashlight. 

Be loyal to your officers of the Students' Council. Be wise in the choice of them, lest 
you select those who will later prove to be leaders of the many pranks and "midnight spreads." 

Now, to those not in the "Dorm" : 

Do try to get up in time to get your car, and thus appear in chapel at least once a 

Carry out your appointments made for "gym" period. Remember that the road to 
Windsor Lake does not lead to the Empire or Richmond. If you promise to walk towards 
Williamstown or Adams, do try to reach the second white post before you take the trolleys 
for these respective towns. 

And the lunch room! I beg of you to keep it clean. Call the attention of the in- 
coming Juniors to that terrifying warning which sometimes mysteriously appears on the 
board during the year. 

Our word to the whole class is: Be loyal, conscient ; ous, dignified and friendly. 

No doubt we have made many mistakes by which it behooves you to profit. For 
the next year, put forth your greatest effort, seek the advice of our worthy Faculty, cooperate 
with them, and when your turn comes to enter upon the great school of life, you will be as 
grateful to them and appreciative of their efforts as we are today. 

Dear Juniors, from the year spent with you, we know that you have made a fine 
start. Keep up this good work and although you may feel the task heavy at times, bear it 
cheerfully and do your best: — 


"For in the strife of the battle of life 
It 's easy to fight when you're winning; 
It's easy to slave, and starve and be brave, 
When the dawn of success is beginning. 
But the man who can meet despair and defeat 
With a cheer, there's the man of God's choosing; 
The man who can fight to Heaven's own height 
Is the man who can fight when he's losing. 

To labour with zest, and to give of your best, 
For the sweetness and joy of the giving; 
To help folks along with a hand and a song — 
Why, there's the real sunshine of living. 

Carry On! Carry On! 
Fight the good fight and true; 
Believe in your mission, greet life with a cheer; 
There's big work to do, and that's why you are here. 

Carry On! Carry On! 
Let the world be the better for you; 
And at last when you die, let this be your cry: 

Carry On, my soul ! Carry On !" 

Arminia C. Deguire 


Sluntnr ErapottBr 

"Life may be given in many ways, 
And loyalty to Truth be sealed 
As bravely in the closet as the field." 

A SOLDIER'S lot is one of sacrifice. He sacrifices not only pleasures, luxuries, and 
home, but also his life, if need be. Teachers are soldiers of the school, and as teachers, 
in order to be of better service to others, we also must deprive ourselves of many- 

In our lives each day we encounter new trials by the advancement of higher prices, 
not only on meager necessities, but also on the cost of education. Many girls enter into the 
business life, because to them the lure of money seems much greater than that of education ; 
but so continually have the leaders of education told us the importance of our mission that, 
in spite of these sacrifices, we feel with you that we have chosen one of the highest and noblest 
vocations and are proud that to us is given the privilege of training better citizens. 


It seems only as yesterday that we arrived among these hills of verdant hue, and 
being like in color ourselves, we determined to pattern after you, our Honorable Seniors, 
and thus thrived. In future years you may be sure we will always cherish your memory. 

During your course you have been handicapped and have lost time, owing to war con- 
ditions, but because of your industry, your thrift and your perseverance, today we greet 
you as conquerors. 

The world war was fought for democracy, and every organization has felt this in- 
fluence. It is easy to perceive that our school has been no exception, for it, too, has under- 
gone changes and has now become a purely democratic institution; it has grown more broad 
and has developed a democratic spirit until now each one is working for the other's good, 
as well as for his own. 

Presently you will leave this place and will feel sure your labors here were not in 
vain. May you go forth with a will to put into practice that which you have learned 
here, and increase your knowledge a hundred fold. Seniors, your pleasures here have been 
many, but now you have a greater one. At last it is your privilege to sing : 
"Lesson plans, lesson plans, 
You're the only work that I abhor, 
When the moon shines over our school house 
We'll be writing lesson plans no more." 
Your two years' work here is completed, years of work, years of pleasure, years of 
joy and years of sorrow. We, who have known you for such a short time, have caught the spirit 
of Old Normal which you have so nobly instilled into us, and our message to you today is: 
"Go, face the battles of the world with light hearts, for you can know that the class of 
1921 will never let the torch which you have raised fall from their hands, but will 'carry 
on' what you have so nobly begun." 

May there be a cherished thought ever rising within you saying: — 
"0 beautiful my Normal! 
Among all Normals bright beyond compare ! 
What were our lives without thee, 
What all our lives to save thee, 
We reck not what we gave thee ; 
We will not dare to doubt thee, 
But ask whatever else, and we will dare!" 

Rachel Palmer 

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EPTEMBER 10, 1918, the North Adams Normal School opened wide its doors to 
usher in the illustrious class of 1920. Probably never again will t v e school welcome 
a group of such notable personages. In fact, we have been asked repeatedly the 
reason for our entering Normal School, since every one knew that we were well 

qualified to enter the teaching profession directly from High School, but we had seen a 

vision and Merlin's words were sounding in our ears: 

"After it, follow it, follow the gleam." 

On that memorable morning, subjected to the gaie of the haughty Seniors, we marched 
timidly up the stairs to the assembly room. There we received a most hearty welcome from 
our beloved Principal, Mr. Murdock, who at once told us what our program was to be, and 
how to reach the different class-rooms; yet if I am not greatly mistaken, several in my 
immediate presence, when attempting to get from the Botany room to the Literature 
room, were completely overcome with mortification when they were politely informed 
that they were occupying seats in the Mathematics room. But, with our usual alacrity, 
we soon learned to distinguish the different teachers and locate our various class rooms, 
which removed no small burden from our minds. 

Within a brief space of time we, as Juniors, forty-five in number, had organized 
ourselves into the Class of 1920, choosing Winifred Wood, President; Alice Nichols, Vice- 
President; Katherine Tracy, Secretary; and Leafy Hicks, Treasurer. 

And then like every class, our academic, professional and social life began. 

Physical examinations! How our hearts beat, or else failed to beat, when we went 
through the ordeal. But every one of us proved as physically fit for our profession as we h ad 
previously proved intellectually fit. 

IV! iss Searle's Geometry class was where we served our apprenticeship for the lesson 
plan trade, in which, if all reports are true, the Class of 1920 have the highest record yet 
achieved in the Normal School. 

Under the guidance and direction of Miss Lamphier, Miss Pearson and Mr. Cum- 
mings, we proved our remarkable ability or disability in the handicraft work. 

It was Mr. Smith who has told us the sure way of becoming millionairesses by in- 
venting individual wings, and, after the varied courses in the science? we have received, 
I venture to say that some member of 1920 will be selling her first pair of patented 
wings to Mr. Smith of the North Adams Normal School. 

"Art is long, and time is fleeting," especially at Normal. The Misses Chace, Gray, 
Haskins and Harrington have proved our "stars" in artistic ability under Miss Pearson's 
fine and careful direction. 

With Mr. Eldridge we wandered afar throughout the world, and discovered what 
a delightful thing it is, 

"To see the old world and travel up and down 
Among the famous palaces and cities of renown." 


Under the leadership of our talented Literature teacher, Miss Baright, we caught a 
glimpse of "What literature can do for us," and by it were inspired to become tellers of old 

When our Junior year had passed, we bade adieu to the — shall I say — meek 
class of 1919, from whom we copied many of our desired traits of character? 

At last, after an all too short vacation, we became Seniors. It was with becoming 
dignity that we took possession of the back seats in the Assembly Hall. With a member- 
ship of thirty five, we elected as our officers, Ethel Clayton, President; Arminia Deguire, 
Vice-President; Harriet Chace, Treasurer; and Alice Nichols, Secretary. As Senior mem- 
bers of the Glee Club, it was our privilege to choose all its officers. Laura Smith was 
elected leader to fill the vacancy left by Jessie Barber, the renowned leader of the Class of 
1919; Ethel Clayton became Pianist; Winifred Wood, Treasurer; Alice Nichols, Secretary ; 
and Arminia Deguire, Librarian. Every one who attended the concert, given in April, 
will agree with me in saying that it was a grand success. 

Early in the fall was held the Senior-Junior Reception, which was closely followed 
by a novel Junior Hallowe'en Party. 

Several lectures have been given during the year, one of which was held in Drury 
Auditorium. These, with candy and frankfort sales, man dances, the Penny Social, the 
Circus, and the Overall Party given by the Faculty, have all added to the riches of the 
Class of 1920. 

The eighteenth of June marked the dramatic ability of the class, when, under the 
direction of our admired teacher, Miss Baright, the play, "A Rose 0' Plymouth Town," 
was presented to an appreciative audience. Again the truth, "The play's the thing," was 
demonstrated. The members of the cast were attired in accordance with the old Plymouth 
customs, and acted their parts as though they had been members of the little band of 
Pilgrims in 1620. If we may judge from this presentation, the Class of 1920 will make a 
name for itself in the future in the theatrical line. 

This being the year for the biennial reunion of the Alumni of the school, it was 
our fortune and great pleasure to attend the banquet given June the fifth in Normal Hall. 
Although it was a misfortune of the Alumni to have a dreary, dark day outside, the light 
and sunshine beamed from the faces of nearly three hundred who had gathered to greet old- 
time friends and their Alma Mater. 

And let us not forget our Class Banquet, held at the Richmond Hotel, June the 
sixteenth. A more enjoyable evening could not have been spent, than when thirty-five 
happy, joyous and carefree Seniors were assembled at the banquet hall where many appro- 
priate and clever toasts were given by members of the class. 

The youngest member of our class is eighteen years; the oldest — I will leave you to 
decide. Our combined age is 736 years. The smallest shoe worn by any member of the 
class is size 2 1-3; the largest — well, I am sure if you glance at the class, you will come to 
the conclusion that several have acquired a good understanding while attending the North 
Adams Normal. 

If you are interested to know whether we put our stored knowledge into practice, 
you may ask any of the Mark Hopkins Training School teachers, and we feel sure they will 
answer unanimously with Mrs. Couch that "1920" has made a record "never before equal- 
led by a graduating class." 

N R M A L O G U E 101 

The activities and accomplishments thus far cited, you may say, are common to 
every class that graduates, but now let me mention the points in which we have excelled all 
previous students. 

Early in the autumn, under the rallying cry of "One flag, one country, and one lan- 
guage, we joined in a better speech movement, and observed "Speech Week" for the first 
time in our Normal School. Among the most interesting features were the address so 
impressively delivered by Dr. Daniel H. Clare on the "Value of Fine Speech", and the 
play, "The Better Speech Child," presented on the following morning. The many slogans 
and posters which were seen about the halls and rooms were an incentive to everyone to 
"watch her speech." 

Among the other new and interesting events in our remarkable history, were the 
Friday morning "Specials," consisting of delightful musical programs, both vocal and 
instrumental; instructive and enjoyable talks on subjects of current interest, and stereop- 
ticon lectures on Sculpture and War Memorials. 

Can any other class boast of having been trained to such a degree, how to develop 
a lesson psychologically by the Project Method, or by Motivating a lesson? Surely, our 
training would have been incomplete without these very important methods. 

Now t:at women are about to have a voice in the government and to take their 
place in the public life of the nation, no better training could be secured in college or uni- 
versity than has been our privilege to receive in our oral composition class, where we have 
conducted our own meetings as any club or society would do in direct accordance with Parlia- 
mentary rule, and we have become able to stand, at any time or place, and think upon our 
feet. This work in socialized recitation in the Normal Schools is paving the way for the 
greater things which women are sure to accomplish in the future. Thus we have been trained 
to take up our larger duties which lie before us in this great period of reconstruction. 

And now, it is with a feeling of sadness that we must bid farewell to the dear old 
Normal School, but we will never forget the good times we had as its members, and as 
alumnae, we will ever be reminded of what it has done for us. 

In closing, let me , in behalf of the Class of 1920, wish the school and its future graduates 
a golden age of continual prosperity. 

Alice M. Nichols 

J HAD just been elected class prophet, so after dinner I sat down to see what I could do 
in that line. After many false starts I threw down my pen in rage, ran out, jumped 
into my airship and started it going. I didn't know where, nor did I care; I lay down 
in the bottom and just let it go. I must have fallen asleep, for the first thing I knew 
I was given a good shaking, and, sitting up I saw that my airship had run into a planet. 
I fastened my ship and started on an exploring tour. The walks were all laid out in marble, 
with fountains on all sides sending up water that sparkled in the sunlight. Coming in 
front of a stone palace, I entered and saw in front of me, seated on a throne of diamonds 
and precious stones, a huge man twelve feet tall; surrounding him were other people only 
about nine or ten feet in height. When the king saw me he asked, "Who are you?" and 
"What do you want?" I told him my story, and was made very happy when I discovered 
that he was one of those wonderful beings who possess the power of prophecy, and was able 
to tell what would happen to all people even on our earth. Thereupon he told me the future 
of each of my classmates, which 1 will now relate to you. 

"Northampton," he said, "will receive Laura Smith, not as an inmate of its famed 
institution, but as matron of an orphan asylum. By her sunny disposition and willingness to 
listen to the cares of childhood she will endear herself to the hearts of the many children 
under her protection. 

"New Year's, 1930, will find Elizabeth Hammond at M. A. C, taking a special course 
of 'sweethearts' under the close observation of Mr. Charles — ." (I wonder if he made a 

"Even now we all realize how busy the members of your faculty are. Soon it will be 
necessary to add to their numbers. Thus Mary Collins will find herself in Normal as Miss 
Skeele's assistant. One of her duties will be to lecture the Juniofs.on such subjects as 'The 
Road to the Richmond Leads to Destruction'. 

"Happily and peacefully, Mabel Lewis and Agnes Joyce will dwell in a tiny, white 
house seventy miles from nowhere Neither the charms of occupation nor matrimony will 
persuade either to leave the other. Such devotion is very touching. 

"When you buy hand-tinted postcards look at the initials in the corner. More 
than likely they will be those of Harriet Chace. 

"North Adams will claim Dawn Williams, not as a teacher of her schools, but as a 
housekeeper for Donald. 

"Have you ever played tennis against Helen Tracy? If you have, you will not be 
astonished to learn that she will receive the championship tennis medal for women. 

"Anyone who by chance may get stranded in New Ashford, will be glad to hear 
that your Winifred Wood will have a pleasant farm-house there to which all will be cordially 

"Sara McCann will become a famous model for James Montgomery Flagg, her 
picture appearing on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. 

"In a short time Evelina DeMarco will be seen standing on a soap box on Fifth 
Avenue, New York City, loudly proclaiming the rights of women. 


"Not to your surprise, Margaret Miller will appear as chief demonstrator for the Victor 
Talking Machine Company. 

"In a few years, after having been a source of wonder and admiration to many thou- 
sands of people because of her excellent 'Interpretation of Ancient Egyptian Dances', 
'The Charming Laura Brewer' will appear in the Century Theatre. 

"Elizabeth Boyle, who will give up her work in elocution and who will settle down as 
home-maker, will use. her well developed voice in giving curtain lectures to an audience 
of one. 

"Hark! Some day as you drive through the quiet, famous village of Florida you will 
hear a sweet, soft alto voice, coming from the village choir. As you ascend the rickety 
stairway, you will behold no other person but your friend and classmate, Helen Moore. 

"Mary Hillard will continue for many years to work out fancy dances for the bene- 
fit of the Boston American readers. 

"On account of Katherine Tracy's great sleep-walking ability, the Blasco Company 
will engage her for the Sleep Walking Scene in Macbeth. 

"Drusilla Miner, still quiet and shy, will conclude that teaching is too strenuous, and 
will take up the work of Domestic Arts in a four room bungalow in Windsor. Alone? Why, 

"Arminia Deguire will wander to Central Africa, where she will do fine work teaching 
the natives to embroider and hemstitch. 

"Catherine Macksey, so refined and quiet, will appear as a modern prima donna, 
having given up her work as an orator. 

"Your class will have developed one renowned philanthropist, Ethel Clayton, as 
president of an organisation known as 'Housemaids' Smiles'. Ethel will be able to hold 
this position because of the powerful influence of her smile. 

"Marcella Barrett will honor the Chautauqua Circle, and will give a series of lectures 
on 'Who is Who'. 

"A new book which will prove to be a splendid one on the subject of Psychology 
will be published by Grace Creelan. 

"Far away on the great continent of South America, in Ecuador, you will find Doro- 
thy Gray carrying on a great work along the lines of Domestic Arts. Dorothy will enjoy 
her work, and her only regret will be that only girls desire to know how to cook. 

"Doris Rubenstein will not remain long in the teaching profession, but will receive 
a position as stenographer in the Big Ben Clock Factory in Ohio. 

"And oh! What wonders the Glee Club will work! New York will be quite enthused 
over the appearance of a new operatic singer, Harriet Haskins, who will make her star hit 
with the song, 

'Dawn and the flowers unfold, 
Dawn in the mist and the dew, 
Sunbeams alight on the wold 
With you, with you'." 

"If Darnum and Dailey Circus ever comes to your town, you will surely see Reginia 
McLaren as the renowned fat woman. 

"Josephine Tallarico on the stage! Yes, she will be the world's popular actress as well 
as acrobat. 

"Otis will offer the delights of rural school to May Harrington, thereby giving her 
great opportunities for practicing her theories. In this place May will erect an old maid's 
home — or should I say a maiden ladies' retreat? 


"A girl with much literary ability and thoroughly skilled in the art of painting is 
Alice Nichols, who will pursue this line of work in Venice. 

"Through the efforts of Laura Charon, 'A Dictionary of 1001 Excuses For All Oc- 
casions' will be published, and will be bought in great numbers by the N. A. N. S. girls. 

"Janet Madison, wife of a prominent citizen, will start a gymnastic school for girls 
in New York, educating them in the gentle art of breaking necks and putting limbs out 
of joint in the most modern and painless method. 

"Leafy Hicks, who has been attached to the Browns for five long years through chem- 
ical affinity, will soon go into partnership. 

"Julia Plumb will acquire the position of Dean of Wellesley College, her Alma 

"Carolyn Hyde will do such good work in Chinatown that the New York civilized 
'Chinks' will prefer that she devote her labors to other fields, and so will persuade her to go 
to the Far East. As you remember, Carolyn was the most popular 'Chink' at Normal." 

His voice ceased, and all was still. I turned about, and lo, I was alone in my study, 
with my pen in hand. Immediately I began to write down that which he had told me. 

If perhaps these words of his 

Should not sound well in strangers' ears, 
They have only to bethink them 

It may happen so with theirs; 
For so long as words reveal some story 

Which the prophet makes his own, 
They will be most highly valued 

Where they're best and longest known. 

Gladys B. Montgomery 
Carolyn B. Hyde 

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HILE traveling through the Orient one day, I chanced to spy a curious looking 
shop. Entering, I was greeted by a little Japanese maiden, bowing low. Every- 
thing was weird and fantastic, and I wondered where I was; but, before I could ask, 
she spoke: "Gaze into my mystic crystal and satisfy your mind." I stared at her, 
for how did she know that for days I had been thinking about a Normal classmate of mine? 
Upon further thought I decided to follow her desire, and was escorted into a still, gloom- 
enshrouded room. There, before me, in that crystal I was to see what I longed for. 

A city, alive with human beings and vehicles, superb with buildings, appeared, and 
on the main street walked a most notable looking person. Everyone turned to look at 
and admire her, and as she came nearer and nearer I jumped and heard the words, 

"You know her?" 

"Yes," I whispered. Here she turned and entered a beautifully modelled, white stone 
building. I strained my eyes to see the sign over the door. It was "City Hall." I was get- 
ting restless, but the voice again said, 

"She will presently appear, as she is resigning as an "Alderman" of the great city of 

"But what will she do now?" I asked. The reply was: "She intends to join the ranks 
of the 'Masons,' but hush! here she comes." I was too excited to wait; my dreams and 
thoughts had come true, and Gladys Montgomery had once more come into her own. So, 
I journeyed on, wishing her good luck and happiness. 

Janet D. Madison 

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J, Harriet Elizabeth Haskins, in the name of the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty 
of the North Adams Normal School, located in this, the city of North Adams, the 
county of Berkshire and the state of Massachusetts, being of sound and disposing 
mind and memory, but calling to mind the uncertainty of life and the surety of death, 

and being desirous to dispose of our entire worldly estate, while I have strength and capacity, 

do make, publish, and declare this our last will and testament. 
We do give and bequeath as follows: 

To Mr. Murdock, we leave our most sincere appreciation for his unfailing kindness and noble 
inspiration. Also the class of 1920 will endeavor to "follow the gleam." 

To Mrs. Couch, we leave our love and affection which we have cherished for the last two 
years. Also our greatest thanks for her many suggestions as to the manage- 
ment of our future schools. 

To Miss Baright, our heartiest appreciation for her never-ending patience in teaching 1920 
the exact position of all the organs of articulation when sounding letters. 
Also our most sincere thanks for the many favors and privileges which she 
has so willingly granted to us during our two years in Normal. 

To Miss Pearson we give, devise, and bequeath our deepest gratitude for so enlightening our 
views of the aesthetic ; and the many ideas which she has given us of har- 
mony, balance, rhythm, and — most important of all, — onward, consistent 

To Miss Searle we leave the highest esteem of the class for her untiling efforts in making 
the Glee Club concerts so successful. 

To Miss Lamphier, our portfolios, memorandum pads, and chair seats, for they are surely 
examples of 1920's success. 

To Miss Skeele our true and everlasting friendship. We promise faithfully to follow up 
her work when we have finally entered on our long career as teachers. 
Also, we leave the hope that the class of 1921 will prove to be as enthusiastic 
over "Gym" as we have been. 

To Miss Varrell, we leave our skill in sewing, especially patches and tears, and the art of 
cooking which we have acquired (not without pain) under her careful 
supervision. Besides, we leave her all good wishes for her true companion- 

To Mr. Smith, the hope that his greatest wish, a trip to Mars by Human Areo Wings, may 
some day be realised. We sincerely hope he will not fail to notify this 
class of his adventure. 

To Mr. Eldridge, our sincere thanks for his helpfulness, and his willingness to accompany 
the class on their various trips. Also the hope that the class of 1921 will 
show as much interest in these good times as we have during the past two 

To Mr. Cummings, we give, devise and bequeath our utmost appreciation for the interest 
he has taken in the Seniors to make them skilled workers in handicraft. 
We sincerely hope to do our best to repay him for the many hours he has 
spent with us. 


To the Training Teachers we leave the class of 1921 with all the "contents, materials, and 
methods," with the right to develop and bestow on them the many helpful 
suggestions which they have so willingly given to us. 

To Mrs. Van Etten we entrust the future Seniors, thus placing them under her motherly love 
and care. Also, we leave to her our love and devotion, in part payment for 
her advice and helpfulness. 

To Josephine Adams, we give and bequeath Laura Charon's unused opportunities in arriving 
late for assembly. 

To Anna Aronstein, Molly Rubenstein's skill in scoring "five pointers'* to keep Normal's 
athletics on a strong footing. 

To Grace Barber, Reginia McLaren's and Helen Moore's responsibility as class enter- 
tainers, salary to be paid from the receipts of the frankfort sales. 

To Alice Collins, we leave Janet Madison's winning and graceful manners, which she has 
used to great advantage, 

To Mabel Chittim, Katherine Tracy's good behavior and grace. 

To Grace Corcoran, we leave Mary Collins' many useful and unused "Gym" exercises. 

To Mildred Connors, Harriet Chace's financial genius, and we trust she will handle next 
year's funds as well as Harriet has managed our finances. 

To Florence Connors, we leave Catherine Macksey's ability to offer many helpful criticisms 
to her classmates. 

To Bessie Domin, Laura Smith's skill and efficiency as Glee Club leader. 

To Martha Durnin, we give, devise and bequeath Josephine Tallarico's quiet and unob- 
trusive manners. We feel sure they will help Martha next year. 

To Millicent Galusha, two assignments at Bishop School. She will find the walk very 

To Ida Gibbs, we leave Margaret Miller's fluency and dramatic fervor in reading class. 

To Mildred Harris, the fondness for study which Carolyn Hyde has so cherished. 

To Loretta Loftus, we leave "Freddie" Wood 'sand Betty Hammond's ability in attracting 
the opposite sex. 

To Elizabeth Mackey, Dorothy Gray's surplus ambition and record as a student. She 
cannot fail if she follows in her footsteps. 

To Helen McCabe, we give, devise and bequeath the seat in the Empire theatre which Eve- 
lina De Marco has monopolized for two years. 

To Marion Mallery, a special locker to hold her powder puff. Also an individual mirror 
in the dressing room, formerly held by Gladys Montgomery. 

To Marion Marley, our unanimous choice as successor to Ethel Clayton, our school pianist. 

To Viola McKay, we leave Arminia Deguire's reputation as a student and good sport. 

To Alice Mooney, we leave Dawn Williams' granted excuse slips. 

To Rachel Palmer, we leave our choice as successor to Ethel V. Clayton, our class President. 
May she serve her class as faithfully and as efficiently as our leader has 
served us. 

To Marion Parker, we give, devise and bequeath Grace Creelan's position as head waitress 
and "all around girl." 

To Grace Pinkham, our choice as successor to Marcella Barrett as class giggler. 

To Isabelle Robertson, we leave Mary Hillard's popularity and fondness for the latest style. 

To Alexandra Smith, the work as class instructor in dancing, which Helen Tracy and Laura 
Brewer have so successfully carried on for two years. 


To Katherine Starr, we leave Drusilla Miner's quiet manners and politeness. These qual- 
ities will help Katherine next year. 

To Helen Stevens, we leave May Harrington's and Leafy Hicks' ambition and high ideals. 

To Beryl Stodden, Sara McCann's and Alice Nichols' unpaid positions as substitutes in 
the Training School 

To Ruth Walker, we leave Agnes Joyce's "rough and ready" mannerisms and witty puns. 

To Elizabeth Walsh, Mabel Lewis' "pull" with the teachers, also the nickname of "Liz" 
formerly associated with Elizabeth Boyle. 

To the Class of 1921, we leave our noble aspirations and school spirit. We feel sure you will 
continue to uphold the standards for which North Adams Normal School 
stands. We leave with you our best wishes for your success. 

To the Class of 1922, an earnest desire that you will enter all school activities and uphold 
the high ideals which the class of 1920 has left to you. 

Lastly : — We nominate and appoint Mrs. Van Etten, our mother, to be the Executrix of 
this our last will and testament, knowing that she will carry out our requests nobly. 
In witness whereof, I have to this our last will subscribed my name, and affixed the class seal, 
this twenty-first day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty. 

Harriet Elizabeth Haskins 

Signed and published by the said Harriet Elizabeth Haskins in our presence, who in 
her presence, have at her request hereto signed our name as witnesses. 

Leafy M. Hicks 
Catherine F. Macksey 

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All hail to thee, fair Normal, 

To thee let us cheer and sing; 

Your fame shall spread from shore to shore, 

Your halls with praises ring. 

To thy dear teachings faithful, 

Whate're our lot may be, 

May the class of nineteen twenty 

Be forever loyal to thee. 

Laura M. Smith 

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'E have come to the parting of our ways. Reluctantly and regretfully we look back- 
ward upon our happy, vanished girlhood days, yet hopefully and joyously we 
turn our eyes forward to the broader and more golden opportunities that lie ahead, 
and before we go, as a token of our love and loyaltly to our dear Alma Mater, 
we stay to plant this ivy. 

Like the life of this little vine, our work in our chosen paths of life is only commenced, 
and with joy in the prophecy of valuable service to be accomplished, we would "greatly 
begin" for well we know: 

"If thou hast time but for a line, 

Be that sublime ; 

Not failure, but low aim is crime." 

As this tender ivy climbs the beautiful wall, it will branch out into many and varied 
directions. In a similar way, we, the members of 1920, as we go forward in our paths to 
success, will undertake many different kinds of work, and our lives in the future may be 
widely severed. As we leave our companions and go our different ways to serve and influence 
others perhaps some of us may forget and others will not forget the happy incidents of the 
past two years. Nevertheless we all regret to leave, and one of the things which I am sure 
we will all recall with pleasure is this memorable day and the planting of the ivy. 

In choosing a place for this little plant to grow we have tried to select one where there 
will always be plenty of sunshine. Of course it would be impossible to put it where there 
would be no shade during the entire day. So in our own lives we hope there will be plenty 
of sunshine and when the shades of discouragement and doubt do fall upon us, may we all 
follow the example of the ivy as it clings to its walls, and hold tenaciously and steadfastly 
to our ideals, and let us remember always that "behind the clouds there is a sun still 

So, as with faith and courage we turn from our dear Alma Mater — 

The love that our hearts would speak 
We will fold in the ivy so fair, 
That the lips of the plant more pure and meek 
May send it to her, with care. 

Laura P. Brewer 

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N the days when myriads of wakening flowers 
Spring forth from the earth they love, 
The ivy sends forth its shoots of green, 
Seeking the light above. 

And the sun looks down on the brave little vine, 
That is struggling day by day, 
He has shown it a goal in a loftier height, 
And beckons it up — away. 

Let us weave a ladder of life's ideals, 

Striving ever to do the right, 

Let our tendrils cling fast to the walls of Truth, 

Though our goal is not in sight. 

We are pausing, dear Normal, to leave with thee 

Such love as thy children may; 

thou, who hast given us visions of hope, 

Thou callest us up — away. 

Agnes E. Joyce 

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